Turning the tide?: the emergence of national urban policies in Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-24 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T16:10:07Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T16:10:07Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1694
dc.description.abstract It is widely believed that national urban policies in Africa are rare. This is a concern bearing in mind the formidable challenges posed by urbanisation in the context of low incomes and weak institutions. The paper unpacks the concept of urban policy and what it means for the way in which cities grow. It considers the situation in five countries with different approaches. The evidence indicates increasing interest in steering urban growth through coordinated actions on land, housing and infrastructure. The positive developmental arguments seem to carry more weight than the threats of disaster if squalor and social unrest are not addressed. Yet the appropriate policy responses are not clear-cut and there are many dilemmas faced. Capacitating city governments to plan and invest in networked infrastructure appears to be one of the priorities. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject URBAN POLICY en
dc.title Turning the tide?: the emergence of national urban policies in Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 33(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Contemporary African Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8929 en
dc.PageNumber 348-369 en
dc.outputnumber 7705 en
dc.bibliographictitle Turok, I. (2015) Turning the tide?: the emergence of national urban policies in Africa. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 33(3):348-369. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1694 en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Turok, I. en

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