Urban Development

Rapid urbanisation is a sign of rising prosperity. Our urban development experience enables us to provide technical assistance which shapes cities to act as economic hubs and centres of excellence.

Urban development comprises a number of disciplines, including the provision of climate friendly, economically vital urban transport and supporting planning systems, providing water and sanitation support and managing solid waste.

Adam Smith International’s approach to urban development is based on firstly understanding the constraints of the institutional environment and building on this to provide institutional and capacity support. This enables clients to make coordinated decisions according to master plans developed with tomorrow’s world in mind.

Our urban expertise spans some of Africa’s largest and most dynamic cities – Lagos, Abuja, Freetown and Dar Es Salaam. Our interventions are proven to improve municipal services, enhancing capacity and the institutional environment necessary to sustain improvements long-term.