Elysium refers to the Matt Damon movie about a privatized space colony for the wealthy. A recent article, New, privatized African city heralds climate apartheid, in the Guardian about the Eko Atlantic project to build an ultra modern city off the coast of Lagos, was shared by a student in this semester’s undergraduate planning for sustainability class.
The Guardian’s title is provocative, the project is controversial, but there are many sides to the argument (see the passionate comments below the article). Follow the link above to read the article, and learn more about Eko Atlantic project here, here and here.
You can get a feel for the scope of the venture in this video: