To Build a City in Africa: A History and a Manual

Art.Nr.: 978-94-6208-392-9

ISBN/Art.: 978-94-6208-392-9

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Africa’s population and economic growth make it the world’s fastest urbanizing continent. While some might still associate Africa with rural development, the future of Africa is, in fact, very urban. This urbanization is a huge challenge in areas with fragile institutional frameworks and chronic poverty. Many migrants moving to the city end up in self-organized settlements without basic services. 'Urban Africa' brings together authors from various academic, political, and design backgrounds: as well as case studies on new towns in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Angola, Morocco, Kenya etc. In this way, the book provides a critical narrative about contemporary ‘Urban Africa’ and the western world’s role – if any – in the radical transformations happening today.