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Kenya’s “Silicon Savannah”: City in the Slum

With 5,000 acres of land being set aside to put up Kenya’s most ambitious infrastructure project to date, the construction of Africa’s “Silicon Savannah” is set to begin. Konza Techno City is a planned sustainable, world class global technology hub aimed at attracting international businesses and residents. One question, though: Will it work?

The Failure of Masdar City

Masdar City in Abu Dhabi was designed to be the most sustainable community on earth. Not only that: The city should provide more than 70 % of the entire country’s energy, using solar power. But the project is 15 years behind schedule and the only residents are students of a local science institute.