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The Urban Challenge in Africa: Growth and Management of its Large Cities

Edited By: Carole Rakodi

628 pages, Tabs, maps

United Nations University Press

Paperback | Jun 1997 | #82128 | ISBN: 9280809520
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In this work, scholars examine the growth of the largest cities in Africa. It is revealed that the new phase of globalization has reinforced the continent's marginalization, impoverishment, indebtedness, and lack of policy autonomy, rather than leading to economic growth and diversification. Case studies of selected cities (Cairo, Lagos, Johannesburg, Kinshas, Abidijan and Nairobi) reflect a range of experience. Each examines economic and demographic trends; political, social and physical characteristics; and arrangements for planning and management.

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