Planning Permission Granted
Due For Completion
In collaboration with other academics, UPB defined the design parameters for a high-speed road link from Khartoum to the proposed new international airport on the outskirts of the city. We were concerned by the disregard for minority ethnic groups living in villages and small towns surrounding Khartoum, who’s settlements and livelihoods were being threatened by the construction of the airport and the speculative development it would bring. Our approach was to define a spatial strategy that would safeguard these outlying territories, and promote an appropriate and more suitable local economic development along its length.
The Green Nile is a system of layered infrastructures that promote local development: agricultural training centres, perma-culture hydroponic fields, and a road section that acts as a flood defence. The Green Nile envisaged the road as a piece of civic infrastructure, a green line that would extend the distribution networks offered by the international airport to a wider area.