Toward a more desirable form of sustainable urban development in Africa

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Rhoda Mensah Darkwah

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    Abstract

    Although there is an abundance of literature on sustainable development and urban planning in Africa, it remains to be demonstrated whether urban planning in Africa is founded on the ideology of sustainable urban development or has positive or negative effects on sustainable urban development of Africa. This paper reviews a variety of definitions of sustainable urban development and relates them against urban planning processes and practices in Africa. Drawing from published literature, policy documents and international reports, this paper advocates for inclusiveness and spatial integration toward a more desirable form of sustainable urban development in Africa.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)262-285
    Number of pages24
    JournalAfrican Geographical Review
    Volume36
    Issue number3
    Early online date22 Sep 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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