Frische Innovationen – von der Natur inspiriert.

Al Imfeld, a well known Africa specialist, published the marvellous book "AgroCity - Die Stadt für Afrika - Skizzen einer neuen Urbanität" (= The City for Africa - Outlines of a new Urbanity) shortly before his death in February 2017.

Imfeld analyses different exploding (mega-) cities in several Sub-Saharan countries. Cities mainly have an administrative and commercial centre, which is surrounded of – often many – slums. Their inhabitants have left their farmland, hoping for a better life in city. 

For handling this situation, Imfeld proposes new forms of cities – guaranteeing a better life for their inhabitants, characterised by 

  • Mix of farming and city advantages as employment opportunities
  • Land ownership as cooperative member
  • Schools, neighbourhood, health care, market, theatre, sports and public traffic 
  • Cooperatives, surmounting traditional ways of separation as tribes and religions
  • No fossil powered vehicles drives
  • Two third of food from horizontal and vertical farming in AgroCity and a belt of roughly 25 km around it self-sufficiently and supply contracts.
  • The rest by trading against crafts, services and natural resources
An AgroCity is also an alternative to migration to (mega-) cities and / or to Europe. 

German and French Versions will follow later.

Die deutsche und französische Version werden später veröffentlicht.

Les versions françaises et allemandes seront publiées plus tard.

The central aim of an AgroCity is to foster dialectic dialogue between science and praxis.

The fundamental orientation of AgroCity is the UN-Document 

“OUR WORLD: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” 

with its 17 Goals.

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