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Author Pieterse, Doctor Edgar
Title Africa's Urban Revolution : Policy Pressures
Imprint London : Zed Books, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource (322 pages)
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Note Front cover -- About the editors -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures, tables and box -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Africa's urban revolution in context -- So what if Africa is urban? -- Notes -- References -- 2 Conflict and post-war transition in African cities -- Introduction -- Three forms of conflict and their implications for urban areas -- African cities in the midst of sovereign and civil conflict -- Post-war urbanism -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- 3 Sub-Saharan African urbanisation and global environmental change -- Introduction -- Global environmental change: trends and predictions for Africa -- Defining and deciphering African urbanisation and migration -- Conclusion: growth, mobility and displacement under conditions of environmental change -- Note -- References -- 4 Linking urbanisation and development in Africa's economic revival -- Introduction -- A bleak urban future? -- Favourable economic prospects? -- The need for diversification -- The role of geography and urbanisation -- A resource curse for urban areas? -- Can cities help build more integrated economies? -- Measuring the relationship between urbanisation and growth -- Evidence from Africa -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 5 Religion and social life in African cities -- Introduction -- Perspectives on social change -- Religion in context -- Religion in African cities -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 6 Feeding African cities: the growing challenge of urban food insecurity -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Levels of food insecurity in poor urban neighbourhoods -- Incomes and food access -- Food sourcing -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Note -- References -- 7 Transport pressures in urban Africa: practices, policies, perspectives -- Transport and travel: practices and policies -- Perspectives on urban transport: evidence, conscience, imagination
Notes -- References -- 8 Decentralisation and institutional reconfiguration in urban Africa -- Introduction -- Institutional underpinnings of the African urban crisis -- Institutional reform agenda for Africa -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 9 The challenge of urban planning law reform in African cities -- Introduction -- Questions that need answers -- Who thinks that planning laws should change? -- The importance of planning law in Africa -- Going forward: can planning law reform be improved? -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- References -- 10 The education and research imperatives of urban planning professionals in Africa -- Introduction -- The state of planning systems in Africa -- The state of professional planning in Africa -- The imperatives of planning practice in Africa -- The case study methodology in research and education -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- 11 Filling the void: an agenda for tackling African urbanisation -- Drivers of urban failure -- Taking action -- Building blocks of a new urban practice -- Taking this agenda forward -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 12 Infrastructure, real economies and social transformation: assembling the components for regional urban development in Africa -- Introduction: development through infrastructure -- The challenges of urban 'real' economies -- The dilemmas of 'real' governance -- Conceptualising a way forward -- Conclusion -- References -- 13 National urbanisation and urban strategies: necessary but absent policy instruments in Africa -- Introduction -- A discredited legacy: national urbanisation and urban strategy failure and omission -- Imperatives for a new generation of national urbanisation and urban policies -- Conclusion: opportunities and scope for national urbanisation and urban policies
Box 13.1. Seven arguments for a national urban strategy to complement and reinforce essential action at the local scale -- References -- 14 Urbanisation as a global historical process: theory and evidence from sub-Saharan Africa -- Economic and demographic theories of urbanisation -- Towards a historical theory of world urbanisation -- Geography, colonialism and early urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa -- Urbanisation and urban growth in the postcolonial era -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- References -- Postscript: Building new knowledge and networks to foster sustainable urban development -- Past trends: thinking and perspectives in 2008-09 -- Current trends: thinking and perspectives in 2012-13 -- Future trends: thinking and projected perspectives for 2030 -- Persisting challenges -- Now what? -- Critical considerations: looking forward -- References -- Contributing authors -- Index -- About Zed Books -- Back cover
A comprehensive survey of the key issues surrounding Africa's rapid urbanization, written by leading scholars and practitioners in the field
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Pieterse, Doctor Edgar Africa's Urban Revolution : Policy Pressures London : Zed Books,c2014 9781780325200
Subject Urbanization -- Africa.;Rural-urban migration -- Africa
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