Can Nairobi’s Citizens Tackle Their City’s Rapid Urbanization?

Can Nairobi’s Citizens Tackle Their City’s Rapid Urbanization?
Residents lower furniture down to the street as they and others are evicted from their apartment blocks near the site of the building collapse, Nairobi, Kenya, May 6, 2016 (AP photo by Ben Curtis).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the backlash against liberalized trade in the context of the Brexit referendum. For the Report, Abigail Higgins joins us to talk about the challenges Nairobi’s rapid urbanization poses to daily life.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

In Dealing a Blow Against Globalization, Brexit Highlights Interconnectedness

Is the Global Middle Class Really Here to Stay?
The TPP Is the Last, Best Opportunity for New Global Trade Rules
The Grass-Roots Efforts That Will Help Nairobi Urbanize Quickly—and Well

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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Al Jazeera English: Kenya to Demolish More Than 200 Unsafe Buildings
Al Jazeera English: Kenyan Youth Map Their Home

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