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The Southern Sudan Urban Redesign Project's Zoomorphic Cities

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 23, 2010 • References: edition.cnn and theglobeandmail
Plans for the Southern Sudan urban redesign project suggest a mammoth nationwide undertaking in celebration of its anticipated independence next year. The government intends to reorganize and rebuild its 10 state capitals for about $10.1 billion.

The money will fund the conversion of impoverished neighborhoods into zoned cities in the shapes of symbolically-chosen animals and fruit. As part of the Southern Sudan urban redesign project, Juba, for instance, will become a rhinoceros, while Wau will become a giraffe.