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The politics of urban management and planning in African cities

Rigon, A; Koroma, B; Macarthy, J; Apsan Frediani, A; (2018) The politics of urban management and planning in African cities. In: Binns, T and Lynch, K and Nel, E, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of African Development. (pp. 415-425). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Half of Africa’s population is expected to live in a city by 2035, up from 40 per cent today. This is a testament to the fact that a quarter of the world’s fastest-growing cities are in Africa and 52 African cities already have more than 1 million inhabitants each. But these cities are only projected to absorb a quarter of the growth in urban populations, meaning that small and medium cities will host the majority of new urban dwellers (UN-Habitat, 2014: 23–25). African cities are the most unequal in the world, posing a major challenge to their future (UN-Habitat, 2010: 2).

Type: Book chapter
Title: The politics of urban management and planning in African cities
ISBN-13: 9781317495086
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781315712482-31
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315712482-31
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050576
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