Creating a new capital city is not easy. Roads must be built, utilities organised and housing constructed. For the government of South Sudan, which is set to become an independent country following a referendum early next year, the task is even harder.

Monocolumn is Monocle's daily bulletin of news and opinion. Catch up with previous editions here.

Creating a new capital city is not easy. Roads must be built, utilities organised and housing constructed. For the government of South Sudan, which is set to become an independent country following a referendum early next year, the task is even harder. Five years ago Juba, the nascent state’s would-be capital, was little more than a large village. Since then there has been a construction boom, but there has been little in the way of planning. Until now.

READ THIS ARTICLE FOR $15
$15 provides access to this article and every case-study, interview, and analysis piece that we publish for the next 30 days. Our Premium Subscription also provides access to a database of over 100,000 articles on innovation in brand, customer, and retail experience.
Already a subscriber? Log in