The growth of cities is one of the most significant transformations taking place in contemporary African societies. Cities in Africa are the sites of major political, economic and social innovation. They are also key platforms for interaction with the wider world. African cities represent major challenges as well as opportunities for the myriad actors engaged in all aspects of urban life. Both challenges and opportunities need to be understood if a sustainable urban future is to be achieved on the continent. Research within the Urban Dynamics cluster examines the multiple processes of urban change in Africa. Thematic areas include urban informality, governance and politics, urban modernities and planning rationalities, urban infrastructure and services, and inequality and social conflict.
Cluster leader: Annika Björnsdotter Teppo
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