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Ganvie: 5 Urbanism Lessons From a Floating West African Village

Ganvie: 5 Urbanism Lessons From a Floating West African Village

Ganvie, endearingly nicknamed as the “Venice of Africa,” is a remarkable floating town nestled amidst the tranquil waters of Lake Nokoué in Benin, West Africa. With a population of around 20,000 people, the town is built entirely on stills — and it has been this way for centuries. The colorful wooden houses date back to […]

How Paris Plans to Turbo-Charge Affordable Housing

How Paris Plans to Turbo-Charge Affordable Housing

From its humble beginnings as a Celtic settlement along the banks of the Seine River, Paris has evolved into a global metropolis, a beacon of culture and innovation. The so-called “City of Lights” is full of architectural treasures and it’s been a muse to artists and writers throughout the centuries. Today, Paris remains a captivating destination, a city […]