By Deborah Potts, Deborah Fahy Bryceson
Are Africa's such a lot populous and economically dominant towns a strength to reckon with within the twenty-first century? This e-book analyzes the economies of East and Southern Africa's 'apex' towns, probing how they've got altered structurally over the years and their present assets of financial energy and vulnerability at neighborhood, nationwide and foreign degrees. Case research chapters concentrating on Johannesburg, Chitungwiza, Gaborone, Maputo, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Kampala and Mogadishu shed new gentle on modern African city customers and difficulties.
Read or Download African Urban Economies: Viability, Vitality or Vitiation? PDF
Similar urban & regional books
This moment quantity of the guide offers expert surveys of the entire very important issues in city economics. the 1st part includes 6 surveys on locational research, the second one, five surveys of particular city markets, and the 3rd half provides five surveys of presidency coverage concerns. The booklet brings jointly exhaustive learn via amazing students from many nations.
Over the past twenty years, Vietnam has been present process a strategy of deregulating fiscal actions and integrating into the worldwide economic climate. The passing of the firm legislations in 1999, which facilitated the institution of personal companies, andthe fulfillment of club of the realm exchange association (WTO) in 2007 have been of the landmark occasions in Vietnam's swift progress over this era.
This ebook explores the concept that of a map as a primary info sort. It defines maps at 3 degrees. the 1st is an summary point, during which mathematic techniques are leveraged to exactly clarify maps and operational semantics. the second one is at a discrete point, within which graph idea is used to create an information version with the objective of implementation in computers.
This e-book examines Warren, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, as a shrinking urban dealing with a trouble of monetary downturn, automobile restructuring, excessive unemployment, and actual property foreclosure. the writer explores Warren’s try and advance making plans recommendations, culturally-based projects, group layout initiatives, and inventive partnerships within the sector so one can handle the demanding situations of shrinkage and foreclosure at a number of scales.
- Global Cities
- The Economy of Green Cities: A World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy
- Hedonic Methods in Housing Markets: Pricing Environmental Amenities and Segregation
- Regional Economic Policy: Measurement of its Effect
- Entrepreneurship in the Region
Extra info for African Urban Economies: Viability, Vitality or Vitiation?
During the 1980s depressed urban economies lost some of their pulling power, as will be discussed by Potts in Chapter 3, whereas during the 1990s AIDS lowered urban growth, especially in the large cities where people of sexually active ages were heavily concentrated. The influence of war on urban population growth shows highly variable outcomes. In Uganda, Kampala barely grew in size during the protracted years of Amin’s bloody reign of power in the 1970s (Chapter 6). So too, Maputo’s rate of growth declined during Mozambique’s liberation war in the early 1970s in part due to the exodus of Portuguese expatriates fleeing the political insecurity and slowdown in economic investment (Chapter 4).
Weeks (1993) Africa Misunderstood or Whatever Happened to the RuralUrban Gap? Basingstoke, Macmillan. Jenkins, P. (2001) ‘When the State and Market are Weak: The Role of Civil Society in Shelter at the Periphery’, in P. Jenkins, M. Carley and H. Smith (eds), Urban Development and Civil Society: The Role of Communities in Sustainable Cities, London, Earthscan. Jones, S. and N. Nelson (1999), Urban Poverty in Africa: From Understanding to Alleviation, London, Intermediate Technology Publications.
Bryceson et al. (2003) found that mobile phone ownership in Kampala exceeded that of Harare, which was attributed to the fact that Harare had a reasonable landline system whereas Kampala’s residents had limited recourse to telephones prior to the spread of mobile phones. 22. While there is a profusion of literature on urban crime in South Africa extending to Southern Africa, very little has been written on crime and urbanization in East Africa. One notable exception is Obudho and Owuor 1994. uk.
African Urban Economies: Viability, Vitality or Vitiation? by Deborah Potts, Deborah Fahy Bryceson