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Africa's urban revolution

Author: Sue Parnell; E A Pieterse
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The facts of Africa's rapid urbanisation are startling. By 2030 African cities will have grown by more than 350 million people and over half the continent's population will be urban. Yet in the minds of policy makers, scholars and much of the general public, Africa remains a quintessentially rural place. This lack of awareness and robust analysis means it is difficult to make a policy case for a more overtly urban  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Parnell; E A Pieterse
ISBN: 9781780325217 1780325215 9781780325200 1780325207
OCLC Number: 861648472
Description: x, 309 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Africa's urban revolution in context / Edgar Pieterse and Susan Parnell --
Conflict and post-war transition in African cities / Jo Beall and Tom Goodfellow --
Sub-Saharan African urbanisation and global environmental change / Susan Parnell and Ruwani Walawege --
Linking urbanisation and development in Africa's economic revival / Ivan Turok --
Religion and social life in African cities / Carole Rakodi --
Feeding African cities : the growing challenge of urban food insecurity / Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne --
Transport pressures in urban Africa : practices, policies, perspectives / Gordon Pirie --
Decentralisation and institutional reconfiguration in urban Africa / Warren Smit and Edgar Pieterse --
The challenge of urban planning law reform in African cities / Stephen Berrisford --
The education and research imperatives of urban planning professionals in Africa / James Duminy, Nancy Odendaal and Vanessa Watson --
Filling the void : an agenda for tackling African urbanisation / Edgar Pieterse --
Infrastructure, real economies and social transformation : assembling the components for regional urban development in Africa / AbdouMaliq Simone --
National urbanisation and urban strategies : necessary but absent policy instruments in Africa / Susan Parnell and David Simon --
Urbanisation as a global historical process : theory and evidence from sub-Saharan Africa / Sean Fox --
Postscript : building new knowledge and networks to foster sustainable urban development / Thomas Melin.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse.

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A comprehensive survey of the key issues surrounding Africa's rapid urbanization, written by leading scholars and practitioners in the field.  Read more...

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