The Urban Challenge in Africa : Growth and Management of Its Large Cities / edited by Carole Rakodi


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Acknowledgements
Foreword

1 Introduction
Carole Rakodi

Part I: Globalization and Africa: The challenge of urban growth

2 Global forces, urban change, and urban
management in Africa
Carole Rakodi

3 Urbanization, globalization, and economic crisis in Africa
David Simon

Part II: The "mega-cities" of Africa

4 The challenge of urban growth in Cairo
Mahmoud Yousry and Tarek A. Aboul Atta

5 Johannesburg: A city and metropolitan area in transformation
Keith S. O. Beavon

6 The challenges of growth and development in metropolitan Lagos
Josephine Olu Abiodun

7 Kinshasa: A reprieved mega-city?
Jean-Luc Piermay

8 Abidjan: From the public making of a modern city to urban management of a metropolis
Alain Dubresson

9 Nairobi: National capital and regional hub
R. A. Obudho

Part III: The dynamics of city development

10 Globalization or informalization? African urban economies in the 1990s
Christian M. Rogerson

11 Residential property markets in African cities
Carole Rakodi

12 The state and civil society: Politics, government, and social organization in African cities
Tade Akin Aina

13 Urban lives: Adopting new strategies and adapting rural links
Deborah Potts

Part IV: Rising to the challenge

14 Towards appropriate urban development policy in emerging mega-cities in Africa
Salah El-Shakhs

15 Urban management: The recent experience
Kadmiel H. Wekwete

16 Conclusion
Carole Rakodi

Contributors
Index