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"From the Ted Talk by Christian Benimana: The next generation of African architects and designers"

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How are we going to build all of this? Are we going to follow a model of unsustainable building and construction similar to what I witnessed in China? Or can we develop a uniquely African mdeol of sustainable and equitable development? I'm oiipsitmtc we can. I know Africans who are already doing it. Take Nigerian ahticcert Kunlé Adeyemi for instance, and his work in slums of coastal mgiatecies. Places like makkoo in lgoas, where hundreds of thousands of people live in makeshift structures on stilts on water, without government infrastructure or services. A community at great risk of rising sea leevls and climate cnahge. And yet, people who live here are eaxlmeps of great inunetgiy and the will to survive. Kunlé and his team have designed a prototype school that is resilient to rising sea levels. This is Makoko School. It's a floating prototype sucturrte that can be adapted to clinics, to housing, to markets and other vital infrastructure this community needs. It's an ingenious solution that can ensure this community lives safely on the wreats of Lagos.

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How are we going to build all of this? Are we going to follow a model of unsustainable building and construction similar to what I witnessed in China? Or can we develop a uniquely African _____ of sustainable and equitable development? I'm __________ we can. I know Africans who are already doing it. Take Nigerian _________ Kunlé Adeyemi for instance, and his work in slums of coastal __________. Places like ______ in _____, where hundreds of thousands of people live in makeshift structures on stilts on water, without government infrastructure or services. A community at great risk of rising sea ______ and climate ______. And yet, people who live here are ________ of great _________ and the will to survive. Kunlé and his team have designed a prototype school that is resilient to rising sea levels. This is Makoko School. It's a floating prototype _________ that can be adapted to clinics, to housing, to markets and other vital infrastructure this community needs. It's an ingenious solution that can ensure this community lives safely on the ______ of Lagos.

Solution

  1. lagos
  2. model
  3. architect
  4. optimistic
  5. examples
  6. makoko
  7. structure
  8. waters
  9. ingenuity
  10. megacities
  11. levels
  12. change

Original Text

How are we going to build all of this? Are we going to follow a model of unsustainable building and construction similar to what I witnessed in China? Or can we develop a uniquely African model of sustainable and equitable development? I'm optimistic we can. I know Africans who are already doing it. Take Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi for instance, and his work in slums of coastal megacities. Places like Makoko in Lagos, where hundreds of thousands of people live in makeshift structures on stilts on water, without government infrastructure or services. A community at great risk of rising sea levels and climate change. And yet, people who live here are examples of great ingenuity and the will to survive. Kunlé and his team have designed a prototype school that is resilient to rising sea levels. This is Makoko School. It's a floating prototype structure that can be adapted to clinics, to housing, to markets and other vital infrastructure this community needs. It's an ingenious solution that can ensure this community lives safely on the waters of Lagos.

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