Lagos must do better. Biggest city in the biggest economy shouldn't be looking like that.
Lagos should learn from cities like Bangkok or Shanghai how to use its rivers and coastline effectively. Very few large African cities have so many waterways and it can make for a very nice city. E.g. Bangkok is probably a realistic model for Lagos to aspire to. Still chaotic but reasonably developed. Joburg has no waterways or coastline which really limits it as a city:No it doesn't. On the contrary, it looks decently laid-out and very green, which was the reason why I posted it. You probably need glasses.
Even Cape Town and Sandton aren't great by global standards. The beauty of Cape Town's skyline is primarily based on the table mountain, not the buildings. Sandton essentially has no skyline, but it is trying to shape one - which is great!I agree with you, I just thought he was holding up Lagos to the yardstick of African cities.
The image shown was hardly below the level of organization of other African cities. So I suppose that was what shocked us...in that it was that particular image that drew the comment. By such lofty standards, the only cities that wouldn't draw immense criticism here would be Capetown, maybe Sandton, the Luanda waterfront (only) and maybe a few isolated examples.