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

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

Makoko Floating System – MFS™

Makoko Floating System – MFS™ is a simple way to build on water by hand. It is a prefabricated, modular, floating A-frame, sustainable timber structure that can be locally produced, assembled and disassembled, quickly and manually for developments on water, in advanced or developing regions around the world. Since 2011 there’s been extensive research and… Continue reading Makoko Floating System – MFS™


“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