Africa’s urbanisation: Implications for sustainable development

Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Odei and Amoateng, Paul (2015) Africa’s urbanisation: Implications for sustainable development. Cities - The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 47. pp. 62-72. ISSN 0264-2751


Sustainable development remains one of the most advocated development concepts worldwide, yet, there continues to be limited signs of progress towards its achievement in Africa. Recent studies identify rapid and unplanned urbanisation as a major threat. With Africa expected to become a home to nearly quarter (1.3 billion) of the world’s urban population in 2050, research into the ramifications of urbanisation on the functionality of the region’s urban environment is urgent and tenable. This paper fleshes out and teases apart the implications of rapid urbanisation on sustainable development of Africa.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 06:24
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 00:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa; Sustainable development; Urbanisation; Urban areas; Poverty reduction
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120507 Urban Analysis and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.03.013

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