Habitat Unit

November, 14 6.30 pm | Halle 7, Institut für Architektur, TU Berlin

An Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Real Estate Market Through the lens of SDG and NUA

Looking at the growing urban areas on the African continent and the challenges governments are facing, there is a need to better understand one of the main components of the urban area, real estate and how they reate to the SDGs and the NUA. This ongoing research is interested in looking at the evolution of the Sub-Saharan real estate markets as they rapidly grow. This literature review not only suggests that scholarly activity is rising, but also suggests that the literature has widened in scope. Nevertheless it does not address anywhere the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) or the NUA (New Urban Agenda).

Using examples of the new developments across the continent we will see how these developments came to being and how they relate to the issues raised in the SDGs or the NUA. We will look at how they respond (or not) to the demands on the African cities. From a real estate perspective we will look at how some of the decisions were made and their progress in fulfilling their mandates.


Urban Talk Sub Saharan Real Estate


Aly Karam is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He lectures in the areas of housing, urban economics, research methods and planning techniques. His research interests and publications extend to both the planning and the architecture disciplines. In architecture he publishes on marketing and on the use of  IT in practice and its effect on the management of the architecture offices. His planning research revolve around informality, land and real estate, housing policy and the housing process.


November, 14 | 6:30 pm

Halle 7
Architecture Institute
TU Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin