- Environment & Infrastructure
- Strategic consulting
- Specialist consulting
- The Living City
- Happold Consulting
Dar Es Salaam faces some key social and economic challenges as one of the poorest countries in Africa, with growing inequality despite GDP growth of 5-6% per year. There is a growing backlog of urban infrastructure requirements and transportation relies primarily on privately provided mini-buses. Water and electricity household connections remain low and 80% of housing is ‘informal’. In the past, masterplans for the city have not been implemented due to a lack of coordinated planning and inadequate resources.
Our work included an assessment of local and regional social and economic trends to establish a baseline and possible future growth scenarios for population, employment and economic activity. We examined the interaction of supply and demand for transport, utilities and housing to identify key future challenges and we reviewed existing planning documents in the light of the new Urban Planning Act 2007 to identify shortfalls.
Based on our assessment we developed Dar Es Salaam’s economic growth strategy. We also managed and maintained all geo-spatial in GIS and undertook density analysis, heat mapping and data management figure production. This all fed into the masterplanning process, which included major land uses and infrastructure services planning for the next 20 years.
Client: Ministry of Land, Housing and Human Settlements & the World Bank
Architect: Dodi Moss
Happold Consulting services: Economic Development, Regional Planning, Sustainability & Environment
Buro Happold: Environment, Transport, Urban Development, Water, Drainage & Storm Water Management, Flood Risk, Transport Planning