Nigeria’s economic powerhouse Lagos has doubled its population over the last two decades to 24 million. It could reach between 85 and 100 million inhabitants by 2100. As the cities of the Global South expand, can they grow green?
Dr Alexander Kleibrink is a senior policy professional working on place-based development, accountability and innovation policies. He has been serving as Deputy Head of Unit for sustainable urban development at the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, was a member of the ministry’s Ukraine Task Force and Team Leader at the European Commission for place-based innovation policies in transition economies. Alexander is the author of numerous handbooks, articles and books, including the co-edited book Quantitative Methods for Place-Based Innovation Policy and “Open data outcomes: U.S. cities between product and process innovation”. He holds a doctorate in political science.