By Kurt Davis Jr.
The story of Africa’s growth is still trending up. The continent will continue to experience major urban development in the coming decades. Such urban development requires improved mass transport and freight-moving systems, and significant rail investment, to support the population growth. Some urban planners even argue that mass transport networks are central to cities’ ability to control the expansion and better manage property development. Reducing travel times and boosting land values underpin the thinking that railway transport can be an effective tool to structuring and planning urban spaces in an economical, social and sustainable way.