Planning Bo’s future growth: the work continues
One of the areas where OWL has been giving longstanding support is to help Bo City and District Councils plan the future growth and development of the city. In this we have partnered with the Prince’s Foundation and have worked together to deliver some training and the development of a “toolkit” to help cities such as Bo plan for their growth.
Philip Clarke from OWL and the Prince’s Foundation were – separately – in Bo in January to deliver some training workshops. They were intending to return together in April to deliver a further workshop however the Covid-19 pandemic made that visit impossible. Undaunted, and with the help of some remote support, Bo City Council staff have been undertaking the next phase of the work themselves. One of the outcomes of the workshop in January was the identifying of an area (Government Reservation in north west Bo) which is likely to see significant growth. An area was identified as a natural hub for this growing community, and it was agreed that – with the permission of the landowners – some land would be marked out so it could be protected for key infrastructure (schools, clinics, roads). These images show this work in progress.