Africa’s population and economic growth make it the world’s fastest
urbanizing continent. While some might still associate Africa with rural
development, the future of Africa is, in fact, very urban. This
urbanization is a huge challenge in areas with fragile institutional
frameworks and chronic poverty. Many migrants moving to the city end up
in self-organized settlements without basic services. 'Urban Africa'
brings together authors from various academic, political, and design
backgrounds: as well as case studies on new towns in Ghana, Egypt, South
Africa, Angola, Morocco, Kenya etc. In this way, the book provides a
critical narrative about contemporary ‘Urban Africa’ and the western
world’s role – if any – in the radical transformations happening today.