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Living the urban periphery

Infrastructure, everyday life and economic change in African city-regions

By Paula Meth, Sarah Charlton, Tom Goodfellow and Alison Todes

Living the urban periphery
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  • ISBN: 9781526171214
  • Publish Date: Jul 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    The edges of cities are increasingly understood as places of dynamism and change, but there is little research on African urban peripheries, the nature of building, growth, investment and decline that is shaping them and how these are lived. This co-authored monograph draws on findings from an extensive comparative study on Ethiopia and South Africa, in conversation with a related study on Ghana. It examines African urban peripheries through a dual focus on the experiences of living in these changing contexts, alongside the logics driving their transformation. Through its conceptualisation and application of five 'logics of periphery', it offers unique, contextually-informed insights into the generic processes shaping urban peripheries, and the variable ways in which these are playing out in contemporary Africa for those living the peripheries.

    Contents

    Introduction - Paula Meth, Sarah Charlton, Tom Goodfellow and Alison Todes

    1: Visions of the Urban Periphery: Ethiopia and South Africa - Alison Todes and Tom Goodfellow
    2. Investment and Economic Change on the Urban Periphery - Alison Todes, Sarah Charlton and Tom Goodfellow
    3: Jobs and livelihoods: accessing work within and beyond the periphery - Alison Todes, Tom Goodfellow and Jen Houghton
    4: Governing the urban peripheries - Tom Goodfellow, Yohana Eyob, Paula Meth, Tatenda Mukwedeya and Alison Todes.
    5: Housing in Addis Ababa: policy, programmes and lived experience - Zhengli Huang, Tom Goodfellow and Meseret Kassahun Desta
    6: Housing, history and hope in South Africa's urban peripheries - Sarah Charlton, Alison Todes and Paula Meth
    7: Peri-urban transformations: Changing land market and the issue of (in)security in peri-urban Accra, Ghana - Divine M. Asafo
    8: Transport and mobility (in South Africa and Addis Ababa) - Tom Goodfellow, Paula Meth and Sarah Charlton
    9: Producing Places: services, infrastructure and the public realm in South Africa and Addis Ababa - Paula Meth, Sarah Charlton and Alison Todes
    10: Social differentiation, boredom and crime within the peripheries - Paula Meth, Metadel Sileshi Belihu and Sibongile Buthelezi
    11: Supermarkets, retail and consumption in peripheral areas - Sarah Charlton and Meseret Kassahun Desta

    Conclusions - Paula Meth, Sarah Charlton, Tom Goodfellow and Alison Todes

    Authors

    Paula Meth is Reader in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, and Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand.
    Sarah Charlton is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand.
    Tom Goodfellow is Professor of Urban Studies & International Development at the University of Sheffield.
    Alison Todes is Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand.

    Living the urban periphery

    By Paula Meth, Sarah Charlton, Tom Goodfellow, Alison Todes

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