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,… Continue reading African Water Cities Book


Water Cities aims to constantly increase our understanding of waterfronts and waterfront development, and work with our partners in developing impactful research and understanding of urban and rural waterfronts. Reach out for more information

Urban Planning

Development Studies

The impact of rapid urbanisation and economic growth of cities is now common knowledge, yet it cannot be overemphasised. At the same time the impact of climate change is now day-to-day reality. Particularly in coastal cities in the global south that now experience significant increases in sea levels, rainfall and flooding. Water Cities has a… Continue reading Development Studies

Design & Engineering

We conceive, design and develop building and infrastructural solutions on and around water. With our partners and in house design firm NLÉ, we assemble design and engineering teams to meet our clients requirements in challenging conditions, globally. Through architecture and design, we add critical value to projects and the resulting built environment in Africa and… Continue reading Design & Engineering


As think tank for urban and rural transformations, Water Cities is a global thought leader in the fields of architecture, urban theory and practice. We develop workshops, masterclasses and lectures for advocacy of nature based solutions and climate change adaptations. Reach out for more information


ArchiAfrika Foundation is hosting a conference entitled Accra Revisited: an urban conference on Accra, in Accra, with friends of Accra. The conference will take place from February 25-27, 2015 at the Children’s Library in central Accra and is open to the public. Key participants of the conference include the Deputy Minister of Finance Honorable Mona… Continue reading ACCRA REVISITED 2015

Green Building Council Namibia Convention 2014

Sustainable development is defined as: “development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come.” As the world is moving closer to an all-encompassing pursuit of sustainability, the construction industry is not being… Continue reading Green Building Council Namibia Convention 2014

TEDxEuston SALON 2014

TEDxEuston is an event that aims to reflect the ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African leaders, presenting to an audience committed to engaging and re-engaging in an active and meaningful manner with the continent. TEDxEuston is a TED-like event locally organised by a team of African professionals in the spirit of… Continue reading TEDxEuston SALON 2014



“Amsterdam’s first Week van de Stad (Week of the City) took place November 6-10. The Week had a full programme of activities that celebrate the city, but also have it take a closer look at itself. The theme of the first Week van de Stad was ‘Water and the city, Amsterdam as water city’. Amsterdam… Continue reading AMSTERDAM WEEK VAN DE STAD 2013


With Heinrich Böll Stiftung.