Ivorian architects have a mammoth challenge due to the pressures of rapid urbanisation, the very low ratio of architects (1:130K residents), and the lack of a vision when it comes to urban planning on a political level that leads to an inability to control, monitor and respond in a sustainable way in the urban environment. One of the social perception issues is that high-density living means congestion and that low density development is still preferable. Les Résidences Chocolat real estate development fosters a form of emulation not only amongst architects but also the general population. "Because of the configuration of the city and the way we live today, we are trying to promote a different kind of living. we shouldn't shy away from living in apartments and collective environments because if you are a bunch of people together you can do so much more," the designer Issa Diabaté says.