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dc.contributor.editorMarrengane, Ntombini
dc.contributor.editorCroese, Sylvia
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-24T08:59:54Z
dc.date.available2020-11-24T08:59:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20201124_9781000333411_3
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43070
dc.description.abstractThis book explores the changing dynamics and challenges behind the rapid expanse of Africa’s urban population. Africa’s urban age is underway. With the world’s fastest growing urban population, the continent is rapidly transforming from one that is largely rural, to one that is largely urban. Often facing limited budgets, those tasked with managing African cities require empirical evidence on the nature of demands for infrastructure, escalating environmental hazards, and ever-expanding informal settlements. Drawing on the work of the African Urban Research Initiative, this book brings together contributions from local researchers investigating key themes and challenges within their own contexts. An important example of urban knowledge coproduction, the book demonstrates the regional diversity that can be seen as the main feature of African urbanism, with even well-accepted concepts such as informality manifesting in markedly different ways from place to place. Providing an important nuanced perspective on the heterogeneity of African cities and the challenges they face, this book will be an important resource for researchers across development studies, African studies, and urban studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in Cities and Development
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSG Urban communities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.otherUrban communities
dc.subject.otherDevelopment studies
dc.titleReframing the Urban Challenge in Africa
dc.title.alternativeKnowledge Co-production from the South
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003008385
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isFundedByUniversity of Capetown
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages224


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