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Title:Governing urban Africa
Editor:Silva, Carlos NunesISNI
Year:2016
Pages:380
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:1349951080; 9781349951086; 1349951099; 9781349951093
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:urban areas
governance
local government
decentralization
popular participation
urban planning
Abstract:This book explores some of the key challenges of governance of African cities and addresses reforms and innovative approaches in critical areas of local governance, such as decentralization and citizen participation. The contributions also investigate the constraints that hamper urban governments. Decentralization based on the principle of subsidiarity emerges as a crucial reform for African cities to be able to face the challenges of their unprecedented growth rate. This requires, among other initiatives, the implementation of an effective local self-government system, the reform of planning laws, including the adoption of new planning models, the development of citizen participation in local affairs, and new approaches to urban informality. The book contains case studies on Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Buissau, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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