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African cities and collaborative futures

Urban platforms and metropolitan logistics

Edited by Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

African cities and collaborative futures

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-5536-8
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: March 2021
  • BIC Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography, Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Development studies, Human Geography, Southern Africa, Urban Communities, Sociology, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  • Series: Global Urban Transformations

Description

This book brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss the nature of African cities - the interactions of residents with infrastructure, energy, housing, safety and sustainability, seen through local narratives and theories. Drawing on case studies from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, it explores how the rapid growth of African cities is reconfiguring the relationship between urban social life and its built forms. How can we 'see like a city' in twenty-first-century Africa, understanding the urban present to shape its future? This is the central question posed throughout this volume, with a practical focus on how academics, local decision makers and international practitioners can work together to achieve better outcomes. This groundbreaking collection, drawing on a variety of fields and extensive first-hand research, offers a fresh perspective on some of the most pressing issues confronting urban Africa in the twenty-first century.

Contents

1 Introduction: Urban presence and uncertain futures in African cities - Michael Keith with Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos
2 At the city edge: situating peripheries research in South Africa and Ethiopia - Paula Meth, Alison Todes, Sarah Charlton, Tatenda Mukwedeya, Jen Houghton, Tom Goodfellow, Metadel Sileshi Belihu, Zhengli Huang, Divine Asafo, Sibongile Buthelezi and Fikile Masikane
3 Uncertain pasts and risk sensitive futures in sub-Saharan urban transformation - Mark Pelling, Alejandro Barcena, Hayley Leck, Ibidun Adelekan, David Dodman, Hamadou Issaka, Cassidy Johnson, Mtafu Manda, Blessing Mberu, Ezebunwa Nwokocha, Emmanuel Osuteye and Soumana Boubacar
4 Beyond self-help: learning from communities in informal settlements in Durban, South Africa - Maria Christina Georgiadou and Claudia Loggia
5 Turning livelihood to rubbish? The politics of value and valuation in South Africa's urban waste sector - Henrik Ernstson, Mary Lawhon, Anesu Makina, Nate Millington, Kathleen Stokes and Erik Swyngedouw
6 'Candles are not bright enough': inclusive urban energy transformations in spaces of urban inequality? - Federico Caprotti, Jon Phillips, Saska Petrova, Stefan Bouzarovski, Stephen Essex, Jiska de Groot, Lucy Baker, Yachika Reddy and Peta Wolpe
7 Risky urban futures: the bridge, the fund and insurance in Dar es Salaam - Irmelin Joelsson
8 Conclusion: from an 'infrastructural turn' to the platform logics of logistics - Michael Keith with Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos
Index

Editors

Michael Keith is the Director of the PEAK Urban Programme and the Centre on Migration Policy and Society at the University of Oxford

Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos is Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme and Lecturer at the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford

African cities and collaborative futures

Edited by Michael Keith, Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

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