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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy, with world output contracting at 3.5% in 2020, and no recovery likely before the fourth quarter of 2021. Similar to other developing regions, Sub-Saharan Africa recorded a 2.6% decline, following strong growth of 3.2% in 2019.

By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 6 hours ago

Morphosis completes Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco
Morphosis completes Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco

Morphosis has completed the Casablanca Finance City Tower in the Anfa District in Casablanca, Morocco. The 25-storey project is the studio's first project realised in Africa.

25 Feb 2021

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are increasing, especially in the expanding suburbs of Australian cities. This presents us with a massive redesign project.

By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

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