The Worldwide Connection Project
TLC - The Lusaka Connection
This is to be a thread about the process of trying to build a partnership between Cambridgeshire in the UK and the parts of Lusaka, capital city of Zambia, that lie to the west of the railway.
With progress in developing links between Kampala and Houston (the first WCP pilot partnership) proving, so far, to be rather slow, I am making a start on a second partnership, this time working in my home patch.
Huntingdon is one of the larger market towns in the historic county of Huntingdonshire, that has now been absorbed into the prosperous and expanding county area of Cambridgeshire. I live midway between Huntingdon and St Neots, the other larger market town in what was once the county of Huntingdonshire. Both have populations of around 25,000.
WCP Area 6498 covers only the southern part of Cambridgeshire. The northern parts - the city of Peterborough and the drained marshland area known as Fenland, centring on the town of Wisbech are part of an adjoining WCP Area.
Area 2370 includes the central shopping area in Lusaka, but otherwise contains some of the poorest parts of the city - shanty towns and semi-planned urban areas sometimes referred to as Compounds. Some of these in the north-west of the area appear to be close to the border with Central province, if not actually contained within it. But as they are all indisputably parts of Lusaka, I think they should all be counted as part of Area 2370. So the area contains not only Chawama, Kanyama, Misisi, Chibolya (in the south of the area) and Chinika, Elizabetha Villa and the Industrial Area to the west of the city centre (in the middle of the area), but also Emmasdale, Matero, Lilanda, Chunga, Chaisa, Marapodi and Chipata (in the north).
Learn more about both areas by reading about them, and, hopefully, by discussing them too in the TLC Workspace
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