African Water Cities Book – Water Cities Group

African Water Cities Book

African Water Cities is a vivid collection of essays, research, photographs and visions of African cities and communities by waterfronts evolving through two of the most significant trends of our time: rapid urbanization and a changing climate.


Coastal and waterfront cities in particular experience loss and damage due to significant increases in sea level, rainfall and flooding. At the same time, the opportunities for growth in African cities are increasing. The intersections of water and cities are therefore critical for the future of urban and rural developments in Africa – inhabited by people who are redefining our understanding of cities through innovative adaptations of spaces, materials and infrastructure – and invariably, existential factors of humanity and the environment.






ISBN 978-94-6208-776-7 | 1. edition | June 2023 | expected | Kunlé Adeyemi (author) Suzanne Lettieri, Berend Strijland (eds.) | design: Studio Sander Boon | photography: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Iwan Baan & Others | English | paperback | 20 x 26 cm | 272 pages | illustrated (233 color and b/w) | with support from: Graham Foundation, Creative Industries Fund NL, NLÉ, Water Cities®