When your city is built around water, and then you reach max capacity and your population is booming, what do you do? In Lagos, Nigeria, city planners are taking to the water. A new neighborhood beyond the water’s edge is a colorful community of floating homes, a floating school, floating businesses, and canoes getting people where they need to go. This is so, so cool. Outside-the-box planning for our bursting cities, and finding ways to build sustainably, will mean there is hope for us yet. (As I’ve said in numerous posts.) In my own city clogged with cars from decades of county disagreements and segregationist policies, I yearn for policy-makers and planners with ideas like this.
Here is the Guardian‘s excellent article on the community on water. This video provides the essential visual point.
Plus, this is just really cool.