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Making Africa Urban: The transcalar politics of large-scale urban development

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 940 094

Beneficiaries (4)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 940 094
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 408 906
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 85 750
Address
.
N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 60 526,25
Address
-
- Zomba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments