Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

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2/13/2013 12:12 PM 

In January, Kenya launched its Konza Technology City, a $14.4 billion "popup city" located 40 miles from Nairobi. Nicknamed the "African Silicon Savannah," Konza was master planned by SHoP Architects and is part of Kenya's Vision 2030 plan.

This city, which will include some tall buildings, will "spur massive trade and investment as well as create thousands of employment opportunities for young Kenyans," the nation's president Mwai Kibaki announced at the groundbreaking ceremony.

"By 2015, more than 20,000 IT jobs are expected to spring up from the project, and that number inflates to 200,000 by the projected completion date, 2030, numbers that don't include the bodies needed to operate the planned college campus, hotels, hospitals and research facilities," Curbed reports.