From Freetown to “Treetown”: Can urban reforestation build environmental resilience in Sierra Leone’s capital?

By Nina Meghji  On 14 August 2017, a devastating mudslide claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the hillside village of Regent, 6km east of the capital, Freetown. Mudslides are an increasingly frequent occurrence in Sierra Leone. According to Dr Joseph Macarthy, Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC), they …

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