Growing cities

Meier Zu Selhausen, Felix (2013) Growing cities. In: Frankema, Ewout and HIllbom, Ellen (eds.) The History of African Development. African Economic History Network.

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Abstract

Towns and cities existed throughout Africa’s past. However since the late twentieth century Africans are witnessing a historically unprecedented transition from living mainly in rural areas to residing in cities. What are the driving-forces behind African urbanization? And what are the welfare consequences of rapid urban growth without sufficient economic growth in Africa?

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Urbanisation, urban growth, economic development, Africa
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0072 Economic development. Development economics. Economic growth
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT0101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT0101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > HT0170 Urban renewal. Urban development
Depositing User: Felix Meier zu Selhausen
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 16:07
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 16:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53015

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