The urban assessment Greater Conakry – Vision 2040 is a summary document whose content, based on an exhaustive diagnostic, present the issues and key questions of metropolisation, set guidelines and a credible and sustainable development scenario, and develop priority actions to implement in the short, medium and long term. It thus lays the foundations of the planning policies to come and proposes to all the public and private players to share a common stategy and vision, guarantee of a better coherence of sectoral initiatives.
The deficiencies noted (urban congestion, floods, pollution, the growing impoverishment of people …), crossreferenced with the prospective population growth (a doubling of the population is expected in the horizon of 2040) make fear a worsening of living conditions for local people, an increased exposure to natural risks and an endangerment of naturals spaces (mangroves
and wetlands, agricultural and forestry areas …). In view of this, the privileged scenario for the Greater Conakry – Vision 2040 is a balanced scenario built on a threefold strategy:
– the strengthening of relay urban polarities to ease the demographic pressure on the peninsula;
– the control and the structuration of urban expansion to avoid the continuous development of urbanization;
– the intensification of urban areas on the peninsula and the renewal of the city over the city.
It pursues a strong ambition: the preservation of natural resources and the limitation of environmental damages through a polarized urbanization, oriented, controlled and optimized.
Through this study, it’s also a new vision of the «governance» that is being built: modernisation of economy and balance of social sphere also require a redefinition of State institutions in charge of sectoral policies, with the aim to reduce State interventionism, to better distribute competences through decentralisation, and to establish new partnerships with private sector.
– Project owner: European Union
– Mandatary : Louis Berger
– Leader : Arte Charpentier Architectes (Pierre Clément, Marie-France Bouet, Nathalie Leroy)
– Associate experts :
Sanitation: Christian Leroy (V2R Ingénierie & Environnement)
Transports and Mobility : Yann Martineau (ORYZHOM)
Housing : VILOGIA (Philippe Rémignon, Stéphane Ganeman-Valot)
Environment : Thierry Jacquet, Hermine de Chavanes (Phytorestore) et Fassouma Camara (BEGIE)
Seaports and Port Infrastructure : André Taïeb (Kalidé Conseil)
Urban planning and Structuring equipments : Emmanuel Pouille
Socio-economics : Marie-Yvonne Curtis
Botany: Amirou Diallo
Heritage et Tourism : Emmanuel Pouille
Institutional : Patricia Birette-Bernard
– Title : Greater Conakry – Vision 2040
– Town : Conakry
– Study: 2016