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The State of African Cities 2014

Re-Imagining Sustainable Urban Transitions

  • Author: UN-HABITAT
  • Publication date: September 2015
  • Page count: 274
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 15.III.Q.1

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ISBN: 9789211325980
ISBN: 9789210575614
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About the product

Africa is in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions. Its economic performance is promising, with booming cities supporting growing middle classes and creating sizable consumer markets. Despite significant overall growth, the continent continues to suffer under very rapid urban growth accompanied by massive urban poverty and many other social problems. This report argues for a bold re-imagining of prevailing models in order to steer the ongoing transitions towards greater sustainability based on a thorough review of all available options. That is especially the case since the already daunting urban challenges in Africa are now being exacerbated by the new vulnerabilities and threats associated with climate and environmental change.