Anam City is a community- led development project in southeastern Nigeria, envisioned as a model for development in West Africa, with the goal of balancing ecology with economic growth, while delivering a high quality of life and leveraging technology within the African culture of collective progress.
Eastern Nigeria contains a complex network of agriculture, natural resources and diverse habitats. The Ezichi River, dense forestry, seasonal wetlands, and productive landscapes are all key components of Anam’s green infrastructure. In the absence of a survey, using GPS and Google Maps, with community residents, participatory mapping exercises documented the physical and ecological conditions of Ebenebe as a basis for the new vision.
The urgent need for sustainability today demands new systems of thinking and new approaches to problem solving – new spheres of logic. Anam’s green infrastructure describes the network of multifunctional natural resources and ecosystems in the region including essential features such as the Ezichi River, dense forestry, seasonal wetlands, parks, open spaces and productive landscapes.