Africa's Urban Revolution (Paperback)

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Africa's Urban Revolution (Paperback)

By Susan Parnell (Editor), Edgar Pieterse (Editor)

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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 agenda. As a result, there is across the continent insufficient urgency directed to responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with the world’s last major wave of urbanisation. 

Drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners associated with the African Centre for Cities, and utilising a diverse array of case studies, Africa's Urban Revolution provides a comprehensive insight into the key issues - demographic, cultural, political, technical, environmental and economic - surrounding African urbanisation.
Susan Parnell is professor of urban geography in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at UCT.
Product Details ISBN: 9781780325200
ISBN-10: 1780325207
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: January 9th, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English