Zegeye Cherenet Mamo and Helawi Sewnet Beshah

Zegeye Cherenet Mamo is an architect and Assistant Professor at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Helawi Sewnet Beshah is an architect and Lecturer at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development. Both serve as members of the Association of Ethiopian Architects and the Africa Union of Architects.

 

Over the past few years, compelling evidence has emerged that Ethiopia has begun its transformation in almost all spheres, revealing both potentialities and challenges. In this period of heightened dynamism, the subject of urbanization, which has long been neglected in political and development discourse, is becoming a central agenda.