This African metropolis is using low-carbon building designs in an enormous construction programme that is moving a large population from unplanned ‘shanty towns’ into more formal living arrangements.

Population 3.8 million
Area 554 km2
GDP $26.7 billion
This data is a pre-COVID projection from 2019 for Addis Ababa City Administration, using data from city GPC inventories and Oxford Economics’ Global Cities Dataset.