De la cité portuaire à la métropole côtière
The territory of San-Pédro is characterized by strong geographic features : it’s located on the edge of a lagoon and has a very hilly relief. It is also the second economic center of Ivory Coast and the world's leading cocoa export harbour.
The city experienced a fast development from the 1970s following the state decision to build a major port on this site. Today there are a large number of development projects for this second city of the country.
San-Pédro is facing many challenges :
-Take into account the strong geographic features, preserve biodiversity and the lagoon.
-Consolidate Greater San-Pédro offering significant employement and economic opportunities on a regional and international scale.
-Create active partnerships between actors: City, Administrations, Port, University, Inhabitants, economic actors…
Halimatou Mama Awal, PhD in Architecture, France-Cameroon
Marc Errera, architect, urban planner- Belgium