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Making room for Africa’s urban billion

Kriticos, Sebastian (2018) Making room for Africa’s urban billion. International Growth Centre Blog (22 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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By 2050, more than a billion people will be living in African cities and towns. As more and more of the continent’s population – 60% of whom live in the countryside – move to urban areas, pressures on land can only intensify. How should we make room for this massive urban expansion? How will city structures have to change to accommodate Africa’s urban billion? And could well-directed policy help spring African cities out of the low-development trap? These questions were at the core of discussions at the World Bank’s 5th Urbanisation and Poverty Reduction research conference on 6 September 2018.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 15:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:31

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