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1.5 million people migrate to cities every week. 1.5 million! The Urban Detective investigates everything that has to do with this worldwide migration to- and clustering of people in cities. I am travelling the world to find out more about the challenges and opportunities us urbanites face. 

Urban Heroes #3: Meet Dr. Askwar Hilonga - Creator of Africa’s most promising innovations - the ‘Nanofilter’

Urban Heroes #3: Meet Dr. Askwar Hilonga - Creator of Africa’s most promising innovations - the ‘Nanofilter’

In sub-Sahara Africa, millions of people don’t have access to clean water, thus risking diarrhea and other deadly water-related diseases. Tanzanian chemical engineer and innovator Askwar Hilonga struggled with these challenges himself at a young age. Now, Dr. Hilonga is a senior lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), founder of his company Gongali Model and most importantly: inventor of the ‘Nanofilter’. 

Check out the full story I wrote for A City Made By People.

MatatArt: A different route to school

MatatArt: A different route to school

DARCH vs. Goliath: Saving historical architecture in one of the world's fastest growing cities

DARCH vs. Goliath: Saving historical architecture in one of the world's fastest growing cities