Factors of urban development in Africa
The rate of urbanisation in Africa is on the rise, from 15 % in 1960 to 40 % in 2010. Expected to reach 60 % in 2050, this is faster than any other continent. The EU-funded MAU project will evaluate the role of geopolitics, economic growth and private initiatives in Africa’s urban development. It will provide a new theoretical base on urban policies, taking into consideration the relationship between public infrastructure investments and the rise of property value. The project will examine the transnational character of urban development as well as the trend to create large cities that are diffused on the African continent.
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