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Africa's urban revolution

Africa's urban revolution

Publisher : University of Cape Town Press,South Africa
SKU: 9781775820765
R 450,00
R 382,50
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.
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 UCT's 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.
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ISBN13 9781775820765
Publisher University of Cape Town Press,South Africa
Contributor By (photographer) Susan Parnell, By (photographer) Edgar Pieterse
Publication Date 2014-02-28
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 228 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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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 UCT's 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.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781775820765
Publisher University of Cape Town Press,South Africa
Contributor By (photographer) Susan Parnell, By (photographer) Edgar Pieterse
Publication Date 2014-02-28
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 228 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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