Southern Sudan is in a long-term planning stage after recovering from a 21-year civil war that ended in 2005, and is contemplating the redesign of the region’s largest cities into animal-shaped urban centers. The thought is to plan the capital Juba into the shape of a rhinoceros, and the second-largest city, Wau, as a giraffe.
“This is very innovative,” Wani told reporters in Juba today. “The advantage is that there will be uniformity of planning. It will be very easy for future generations to follow our thinking, what we wanted to put in place, because we are not planning for now, we plan for tomorrow.”
Read more via this story from Alan Boswell, a journalist in the region.