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African Urban Economies

Viability, Vitality or Vitiation?
  • 416 Pages
  • 2.63 MB
  • English
Palgrave Macmillan
Development economics, Economic geography, Urban communities, Government - General, Cities and towns, Social Change, Urban Economics, Sociology - General, Business & Economics, Business / Economics / Finance, Economics - General, Business/Economics, Africa, Development - Business Development, Developing Countries, Economics - Comparative, Social Science / Third World Development, Third World Development, 1960-, Economic condi
ContributionsDeborah Fahy Bryceson (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8401482M
ISBN 101403999473
ISBN 139781403999474

Are Africa's most populous and economically dominant cities a force to reckon with in the twenty-first century. This book analyzes the economies of East and Southern Africa's 'apex' cities, probing how they have altered structurally over time and their current sources of economic vitality and vulnerability at local, national and international : Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Are Africa's most populous and economically dominant cities a force to reckon with in the twenty-first century. This book analyzes the economies of East and Southern Africa's 'apex' cities, probing how they have altered structurally over time and their current sources of economic vitality and vulnerability at local, national and international levels.

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.5/5(1).

'Africa's Urban Revolution provides a fascinating look, both empirically and theoretically, at an eclectic mix of contemporary urban issues in Africa. Promoting long-term planning that directs and informs African urbanisation is the key message of the authors.

This book is a must-read for scholars of the urban. Women and the informal economy in urban Africa: from the margins to the centre. Review of African Political Economy: Vol. 43, African women’s struggles in a gender perspective, pp. Author: Egle Cesnulyte.

This is a multidisciplinary book that analyses the problems and issues of development in Africa along with the attempts at, and outcomes of, policy reform measures that have been implemented to surmount African Urban Economies book problems.

Topics covered include the economic crisis in Africa, urbanisation and urban management, uneven development, the socio-economic. Urban economic growth in Africa: A framework for analyzing constraints to agglomeration. Measures of accessibility—both within and between cities—describe how well a city connects workers to.

at the age of The only book on poverty in Africa written by a historian, John Iliffe, On the Waterfront: Urban Disorder and the Transformation of Work in Colonial Mombasa (New Haven, ).

John K. Thornton’s Africa and Africans in the Making of African economic history was partly a product of the decay of economic history in. "The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies is a path-breaking book, both empirically and theoretically.

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Abstract. Attempts at identifying the foundations of urban economic activity over the last quarter of a century of economic decline in Sub-Saharan African could be likened to early explorers’ efforts to trace the source of the Nile. The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, – is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive assessment of Africa's post-independence economic performance to date.

Book chapter Full text access Chapter 21 - Cities in Developing Countries: Fueled by Rural–Urban Migration, Lacking in Tenure Security, and Short of Affordable Housing Jan K. Brueckner, Somik V. Lall. Discover the best Urban & Regional Economics in Best Sellers.

Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. CSAE Conference Economic Development in Africa. Submissions are open for the Centre for Study of African Economies Conference: Economic Development in Africa. Conference papers need to address the economic analysis of the broad issues relevant for economic development in Africa.

Find out more by visiting the conference website. I would recommend a book by Kingsley Chiedu Monghalu: Emerging Africa A rare and timely intervention from Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, on development in Africa.

To many, Africa is the new frontier. As t. Africa is urbanising rapidly and is facing enormous urban challenges, such as the growth of slums and increasing inequality.

Secondary cities, with their smaller economies and less capacitated local governments compared to primary cities, face particularly severe challenges.

However, responsibility for key urban governance issues is often fragmented amongst large numbers of government. Africa’s debt is rising. The AFD’s Africa Economic Outlook shows Africa’s gross government debt-to-GDP ratio reached 53% in And out of 52 countries, 16 (including Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, and Mali) have a debt-to-GDP ratio below 40% while six (Cabo Verde, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Mozambique, Sudan) have debt ratios above.

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The increase in urban population in Africa will be accompanied with an expansion in urban land. Between andurban land in Africa is forecasted to increase by nearly % (figure 2). The forecasted urban expansion in the continent is concentrated in five regions: the Nile River in Egypt, the coast of West Africa along the Gulf of.

An Online Textbook for a New Generation of African Students and Teachers. The History of African Development – published by the African Economic History Network (AEHN) – aims to draw experts in the field of African History, Economics and African Development Studies together around an open access textbook.

The textbook is primarily intended for teachers/lecturers and undergraduate students. Africa has become the world's most rapidly urbanizing sub-Saharan Africa, the urban population has doubled since the mids, and reached million people in Japan and other countries are investing as well.

But it remains to be seen if this can keep up with the forecast urban growth.

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For Africa as a whole, the urban population is projected to increase from 41% to 59% of total population between now and 36 That means an increase in the urban population from million in to billion.

Explore our list of Free eBooks, African Americans - Urban Life - Fiction, African Americans - Fiction & Literature, NOOK Books at Barnes & Noble®. Get your order. Urban analysts in the global South are concerned with the failure of African urbanization to resonate with the theories of urbanization.

Countries in the global South are urbanizing at a very fast rate into what Davis calls ‘a planet of slums’. Rather than a strong middle class evolving in the cities, a larger subaltern population is emerging that lives in slums and ekes out its livelihood. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Cabo Verde, Tunisia, the Congo and South Africa. The average growth rate in the urban population stands at per cent and is projected to remain as high as per cent during the period Africa’s urban population is expected to increase by an additional million over the next 35 years.

ByAfrica. Virus prompts rethink of developing economies’ urban planning. research manager at the African Centre on Cities at the University of Cape Town, said cities in South Africa had responded to. Sudhir Venkatesh, Professor of Sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University, NY; Author, Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor (Harvard University Press, urban economies dominated by nontradable services (“consumption cities”).

This syndrome is known as Dutch Disease. Another reason for Africa’s local urban economies is related to urban form: how cities are built and spatially organized. The findings in this report draw on spatial and economic. ‘Avanti, economic historians!’ sounded the call from Patrick Manning to African economic historians in But instead of surging ahead, the discipline in the following decade arguably went into relative decline.2 In the past ten years, however, there has been a resurgence of scholarship on the long-term economic development of Africa.Over the last several decades, academic discourse on racial inequality has focused primarily on political and social issues with significantly less attention on the complex interplay between race and economics.

African Americans in the U.S. Economy represents a contribution to recent scholarship that seeks to lessen this imbalance. This book builds upon, and significantly extends, the.African Economic Outlook Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo Congo, Dem.

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Rep. connecting urban markets to rural economies could increase productivity of agriculture and raise non-farm incomes. Accelerating investment in urban infrastructure is critical.