African Cities and Collaborative Futures

African Cities and Collaborative Futures Urban Platforms and Metropolitan Logistics - Global Urban Transformations

Hardback (02 Mar 2021) | English

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Synopsis

This book brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss the nature of African cities - the interactions of residents with infrastructure, energy, housing, safety and sustainability, seen through local narratives and theories. Drawing on case studies from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, it explores how the rapid growth of African cities is reconfiguring the relationship between urban social life and its built forms. How can we 'see like a city' in twenty-first-century Africa, understanding the urban present to shape its future? This is the central question posed throughout this volume, with a practical focus on how academics, local decision makers and international practitioners can work together to achieve better outcomes. This groundbreaking collection, drawing on a variety of fields and extensive first-hand research, offers a fresh perspective on some of the most pressing issues confronting urban Africa in the twenty-first century.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526155368
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm