One billion needy people. Here is a map showing the locations of the last eighty readers who checked into World Streets this morning. It is typical of what we see day after day in this collaborative international forum. Hmm. Where is Africa on this map?
It would not be a big deal if either (a) the matters covered by W/S were only of interest and use to the countries that consult the site as you can see here, or if (b) the African continent were well covered by other and hopefully better sources of ideas, experience and counsel in the field of sustainable transport and sustainable cities. But in fact neither holds. So we interpret this as meaning that we need to bring together those who are closest to the problems, the opportunities and the decisions in countries across Africa — and to reach them not only in English (or Globish as it is sometimes called) but also in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili, the main international languages of the continent which is after all where this all got started.
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