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Title:African cities and the water-food-climate-energy nexus: an agenda for sustainability and resilience at a local level
Authors:Chirisa, Innocent
Bandauko, Elmond
Year:2015
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1874-6330)
Volume:26
Issue:4
Pages:391-404
Language:English
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
South Africa
Tanzania
Egypt
Subjects:towns
urban planning
sustainable development
Link:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-015-9256-6
Abstract:This article seeks to identify and explain the major factors in African cities' reluctance to embracing the water-food-climate-energy nexus, in order to set the agenda for building sustainable regions and cities. It argues for a systems approach and for considering cities, not as isolated entities, but networked systems of defined regions within a country. In doing so, the article brings back the core-periphery syntax, from the regional planning philosophy of the 1960s and 1980s. The article makes use of four case studies of African cities: Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es-Salam (Tanzania) and Cairo (Egypt), to demonstrate the issues and factors prohibiting the incorporation of the water-food-climate-energy nexus in the sustainability agenda. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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