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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

African Ideas of the Urban
African Ideas of the Urban
Garth Myers
INTRODUCTION

Many cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are growing rapidly. Some patterns and processes of urbanization in the region are familiar, in that they follow conventional expectations of urban theory, where industrialization and agglomeration have multiplier effects which draw rural population, and growth adds to growth. But there are numerous ways in which urbanization and urbanism in the region appear to upend the rules, as cities grow rapidly in population and areal extent without economic growth, substantial formal industry, or, it is often thought, classically urban social forms. Rather than concluding that African cities need to continue to be thought of through global North theoretical lenses as cities that don't work or aren't cities in the ...

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