This reference provides an historical overview of African urbanization from ancient Egypt to the present day, with detailed studies of urbanization in fifteen countries and a discussion of topics with special significance to African urbanization.
This reference work provides a summary of historical and contemporary aspects of urbanization in Africa. The volume is organized in three parts. The first part provides a historical overview of urbanization in Africa from ancient civilizations to the present day. The second part provides detailed studies of urbanization in fifteen highly urbanized African countries. Each chapter in this section is devoted to one country, and the chapters are arranged alphabetically for convenient access. Countries profiled are located in different regions of the continent, and each has an urban population of at least 500,000 people. The third part of the volume includes chapters on topics of special importance to African urbanization, such as economics and demographics. The chapters are written by expert contributors and provide current references. The volume concludes with a selected bibliography.