Africa’s urbanisation: Implications for sustainable development

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Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful, Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Odei and Amoateng, Paul. 2015. "Africa’s urbanisation: Implications for sustainable development." Cities. 47, pp. 62-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2015.03.013
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Africa’s urbanisation: Implications for sustainable development

ERA Journal ID5928
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsCobbinah, Patrick Brandful (Author), Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Odei (Author) and Amoateng, Paul (Author)
Journal TitleCities
Journal Citation47, pp. 62-72
Number of Pages11
Year2015
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0264-2751
1873-6084
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2015.03.013
Abstract

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.

KeywordsAfrica; Sustainable development; Urbanisation; Urban areas; Poverty reduction
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020330410. Urban analysis and development
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Byline AffiliationsCharles Sturt University
Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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