Urban Dynamics

The importance of cities is on the increase on the African continent. The population of urban areas is currently about to exceed that of rural areas as Africa has the fastest rate of urbanization. The connections between the country and the city are continuously transforming, and the cities are becoming more differentiated from the countryside. All over the continent, urban life is in a constant state of becoming. Urbanism as a way of life and its lived realities are increasingly defining Africa. African cities have truly become powerhouses of innovation, and their influence is increasingly widespread. Their citizens have found new and interesting voices and expressions that are profoundly urban in nature. However, these processes are often ridden with contradictions. Therefore, struggles, inequalities and conflicts shape African urbanism as well.

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Tags:
Africa
governance
growth of cities
inequality
planning rationalities
political
politics
services
social
social
transformation
urban
urban informality
urban infrastructure
urban life
urban modernities
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