Abnormal urbanisation in Africa: A dissenting view

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dc.contributor.author Obeng-Odoom, F
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:04:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation African Geographical Review, 2010, 29, 29 (2), pp. 13 - 40
dc.identifier.issn 0070-7961
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15939
dc.description.abstract Africa continues to urbanize but the so called `urbanization-development- nexus debate remains unsettled. Is urbanization correlated with economic development in Africa? Some argue that, although urbanization is positively correlated with economic development in Europe and elsewhere, Africas urbanization is parasitic and not conducive to economic development. Others contend that there is nothing abnormal about urbanization in Africa. This paper finds evidence in support of the latter view in the case of Ghana where qualitative evidence suggests that urbanization is strongly correlated with economic development. It discusses the reasons and implications of this positive correlation, including the potentially beneficial effects for both urban and rural economies in Ghana
dc.publisher AAG
dc.title Abnormal urbanisation in Africa: A dissenting view
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent African Geographical Review
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 29
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 13 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 40 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1604 Human Geography
dc.personcode 109896
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Human Geography en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 29 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords urbanization, Africa, economic development, Ghana, poverty en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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