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Title:Africa's urban revolution
Editors:Parnell, SueISNI
Pieterse, Edgar A.ISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Zed Books
ISBN:1780325215; 9781780325217; 1780325207; 9781780325200
Geographic term:Africa
urban planning
urban development
conference papers (form)
Abstract:Since 2008, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) in Cape Town, South Africa, has facilitated a series of dialogues and research exchanges. This collective volume provides insights into key issues - demographic, cultural, political, technical, environmental and economic - of African urbanization (AU). Issues addressed: the AU revolution (Edgar Pieterse and Susan Parnell); conflict and post-war transition in African cities (Jo Beall and Tom Goodfellow); sub-Saharan AU and environmental change (Susan Parnell and Ruwani Walawege); linking AU and economic revival (Ivan Turok); AU, religion and social life (Carole Rakodi); feeding African cities (Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne); transport pressures and AU: practices, policies, perspectives (Gordon Pirie); AU, decentralization and institutional reconfiguration (Warren Smit and Edgar Pieterse); AU and the challenge of urban planning law reform (Stephen Berrisford); the education and research imperatives of urban planning professionals (James Duminy, Nancy Odendaal and Vanessa Watson); an agenda for tackling AU (Edgar Pieterse); infrastructure, real economies and social transformation: assembling the components for regional urban development in Africa (AbdouMaliq Simone); national urbanization and urban strategies: necessary but absent policy instruments in Africa (Susan Parnell and David Simon); urbanization as a global historical process: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa (Sean Fox); networks to foster sustainable AU (Thomas Melin). [ASC Leiden abstract]