New City in Central Africa: La Cité du Fleuve

Conceived to appear from the marshes at an islet of the Congo River, North of the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, La Cité du Fleuve is an ambitious new city project:

Its not often you get complete new cities planned in Central Africa and if it brings increased growth and wealth to the area then all well and good, it certainly looks impressive. Then again, it does look slightly like a 'gated' city, we lost track of the number of times 'security' was mentioned in the above clip.

Then again the issues relating to planning in Central Africa differ considerably to Western Europe so perhaps we are being too quick to criticise - its an interesting discussion point though...

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