Every week, a stunning 1.5 million people migrate to cities all over the world. 1.5 million! Can you imagine?
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.
Researching the challenges and oppurtunities of the worldwide migration of people into cities
Urban Hero #1 - Robert 'Rowbow' Ochola. The #amazing story of Robert 'Rowbow' Ochola will definitely get you through the day! With his slogan, ‘hope unaweza trust’ (hope you can trust), he is campaigning for the Kenyan elections that take place the 8th of August. Check it out!!
Most crowded island on the planet: CHECK. In the middle of Africa's biggest lake there is an island not bigger than half a football field but inhabited by hundreds of people. WHY? Check out the full story to discover everything about Migingo island. It's quite #amazing
You want fake numberplates? A new #engine or just some #spareparts? Anything you want for your car, you will find in here. Grogan area (Nairobi) is the biggest black market and the first massive open air garage for vehicles i've ever seen. #traffic is #boomingbusiness!
Urban Heroes #2. In his left hand he carries his phone, in his right the cross of Christ. For 17 years John has been managing this dumpsite, thereby witnissing #horrible things. Still John tries to make life easier on the dumpsite by organizing church services and meals for the #streetkids on Sunday's.
Together with the rest of team Kalahari, #community group "Berlin" is organising important activities in their hood: #california (Nairobi, Kenya). Desert grounds is where the people from Calif come together, for example during this #footballtournament.
Maria and Suzan in front of their #extraordinary#matatu in #kampala#uganda. MatatArt is a mobile all-in-one structure that delivers #art to children's doorstep, even in places where there is little infrastructure, equipment, services or facilities.