Saturday, Apr 02, 2022
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Urbanization on the African Continent

Africa is the fastest urbanizing region in the world. Nine-hundred million people will move into cities on the continent in the coming 30 years. With that urbanization, new and innovative cities are emerging.
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Stanford Seed and the Stanford Africa Business Club are hosting three key experts in the new city movement as part of the Inspire Speaker Series. These thinkers, planners, and builders will share what it means to start a large, mixed-use real estate project, and what it takes to turn the built environment into a community.

Join us for a thought provoking discussion with our panel of experts via Zoom on the topic of urbanization in Africa.


Ranee Nanji
Co-CEO, Tilisi Developments Ltd
Nanji has a BSc in Mathematics and Business Studies from the University of Warwick and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. After spending 18 years in the UK, she moved back to Kenya and joined the real estate sector as Co-CEO of Tilisi Developments PLC. Tilisi is a 400-acre master-planned mixed-use development located on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Nolan Myers
CEO, DoubleGDP
Myers has 20 years of experience in leading product and customer success teams. Among his successes, he has built a workforce education platform for Fortune 100 companies, created an HTML authoring and editing platform for major US publishers, and launched an assessment management system for school districts.
Arthur Adeya
Lecturer, JKUAT, and Director, Kounkuey Design Initiative
Formerly Director, Planning and Design Centum Real Estate and Principal Lexicon + Ion. Arthur's experience includes landscape architecture and urban design in the USA, UAE, and East Africa. He is a co-founder of Kounkuey Design Initiative and an avid urban sketcher.