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Alan Mabin discusses the nature of cities and suburbs in Africa. Alan Mabin is Head of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Organisers' description : Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world, and has become the focus of increasing attention from architects and planners, academics, development agencies and urban think-tanks. Professor Edgar Pieterse argues for…

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Abstract from the publisher: In cities throughout Africa, local inhabitants live alongside large populations of “strangers.” Bruce Whitehouse explores the condition of strangerhood for residents who have come from the West African Sahel…

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Organisers' description: The UN’s Development target to improve the lives of 100 million ‘slum’ dwellers has been inappropriately communicated as a target to free cities of slums. Cities with ‘Slums’: from informal…

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Abstract from the publisher: The architecture and built environment of African cities are documented in groundbreaking photographs by acclaimed architect David Adjaye. David Adjaye is renowned for his highly acclaimed buildings in Europe and the…

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Abstract from the publisher : As African societies come to live more and more in cities, they do so in ways that challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development in geography, sociology, anthropology, and planning. In this…

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Abstract from the publisher : The Roman province of Africa was one of richest in the Empire and as a result has some of the most spectacular remains. "The Cities of Roman Africa" examines the development of urban space and cultural life…

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Abstract from the publisher : For the first time in history, the majority of the world's population lives in urban areas. Much of this urbanization has been fueled by the rapidly growing cities of the developing world, exemplified most dramatically…

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Abstract from the publisher : This book is about African and Asian cities. Illustrated through selected case cities, the book brings together a rich collection of papers by leading scholars and practitioners in Africa and Asia to offer empirical…

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Abstract from the publisher: Capital cities today remain central to both nations and states. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as well, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and…

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Abstract from the publisher : This book brings together two bodies of research on urban Africa that have tended to be separate: Studies of urban land use and housing, and studies of work and livelihoods. Africa’s future will be to an…

Abstract from the publisher : In June 2003, PUM presided over a symposium that evaluated migration and urbanization in developing African countries in light of comparative evidence from Asia and Latin America. Organizing the conference also…

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Abstract from the publisher : Small towns have often been considered as unimportant and have been largely ignored by policy-makers and researchers. Instead, attention was focussed on the large city or on rural development and agricultural change…

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Abstract from the publisher : This book present some examples of the richness and variety of contemporary research on rural-urban interactions by francophone researchers. Case studies are drawn from Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Benin,…

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Extract from the Foreword by Heitor Gurgulino de Souza : With contributions from prominent urban planning scholars and experts in Africa, The Urban Challenge in Africa: Growth and Management of Its Large Cities, edited by Professor Carole Rakodi of…

Abstract from the publisher : , is it a historical core, a business district or no physical location at all? Food for a lengthy palaver. Out of the central theme, three sub-themes were distilled to enable in-depth debate: (1) the African City…
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