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Dar Es Salaam MAPPING

A development model for sub-Saharan cities

The CityPlan once again goes to sub-Saharan Africa. After Luanda, capital of Angola, we now look at Dar es Salaam. Although now the former capital of Tanzania - the government is in the process of moving to the new capital, Dodoma - Dar es Salaam is nonetheless the economic engine of the country, the focus of industrial production and infrastructure as well as home to its university and tertiary sector. Like many cities in this part of the world, Dar es Salaam is in the throes of tumultuous growth, its population of over 4 million (2012 data) forecast to exceed 10 million by 2030. Built around a gulf on the midpoint of Tanzania’s eastern coastline on the Indian Ocean, this former capital lies on a large fertile plain sectioned and irrigated by rivers wending their way towards the coast, an ideal spot on which to develop a human settlement. Directly opposite across the ocean lie...

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