The Greater Conakry – Vision 2040 urban assessment is a summary document, financed by the European Union, whose content, based on an exhaustive study, presents the key issues and questions of the urbanisation of the Guinean metropolis, and the nation. It sets guidelines and a credible and sustainable development scenario, and provides the Guinean authorities with the means to develop priority actions to implement in the short, medium and long term. It thus lays the foundations of the planning policies to come and provides a common strategy and vision for public and private stakeholders alike, guaranteeing a better coherence of sectorial initiatives.
The problems of urban congestion, flooding, pollution, and growing poverty, combined with rapid population growth, expected to double by 2040, will inevitably lead to a deterioration in living conditions. It will also lead to an increased exposure to natural risks and the disappearance of naturals habitats – mangroves and wetlands, agricultural and forest zones. In view of this, the Greater Conakry – Vision 2040 study proposes a balanced scenario built on a threefold strategy:
– the strengthening of secondary urban polarities to ease the demographic pressure on the peninsula;
– the control of urban sprawl to avoid continuous and unchecked urban development;
– the densification of urban areas on the peninsula and the renewal of the existing urban fabric.
The aims of the strategy are ambitious: to preserve the natural resources and limit environmental damage by ensuring an urban development which is polarized, orientated, controlled and optimised.
The Greater Conakry – Vision 2040, also represents the creation of a new mode of ‘governance’, essential for the modernisation of the economy and the balance of the social domain. This involves the redefinition of State institutions in charge of sectorial policies, with the aim of reducing State interventionism, to equally redistribute competences by decentralisation, and to establish new partnerships with the private sector.
– Client: European Union
– Representative: Louis Berger Architecte
– Lead agency : Arte Charpentier Architectes (Pierre Clément, Marie-France Bouet, Nathalie Leroy)
–Associated experts :
Sanitation: Christian Leroy (V2R Ingénierie & Environnement)
Transport 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 facilities: 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