Property Developers urged to adapt environment friendly ways for sustainable development


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Hon. Betty Kamya addresses guests during the Sustainable Housing and Cities summit held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday. By Our Reporter Local property developers have been urged to adapt more environment friendly ways in building our cities  for sustainable development. The call was made during the annual Sustainable Housing and Cities summit organized by the Property show on Thursday at the Kampala Serena Hotel. This comes at a time when the world is battling with effects of climate change hence the need to change our ways to ensure a sustainable future. “There is a mad rush for construction activities, huge demand for housing and also a huge population explosion. If these are not well planned for, there is going to be chaos.” Mr. Huzaifa Chawhwala, the CEO Aesthetics Designs said. “For sustainable housing and cities, we need to consider effects of climate changes as we plan for the future.” A report by the UN projects that 68% of the world population will be living in urban areas by 2050 with close to 90% of this increase taking place in Asia and Africa. Sustainable development therefore cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our...