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Urban Environments in Africa

Myers, Garth

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ISBN 10: 1447322924 / ISBN 13: 9781447322924
Published by Policy Press
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Num Pages: 216 pages. BIC Classification: 1H; JFSG; RNT. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 234 x 156. . . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781447322924

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Title: Urban Environments in Africa

Publisher: Policy Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Africa’s urban populations are growing rapidly, raising numerous environmental concerns as the pace of change stretches local resources and generates hazardous and unhealthy living conditions. Because these urban areas are also linked to the extremes of both poverty and wealth, they offer a unique opportunity for analyzing the many aspects of environmental politics. Drawing on fieldwork data, map analysis, place-name study, interviews, and fiction studies, Garth Myers explores African environmentalism from a variety of perspectives. By acknowledging the clash between Western planning mindsets that focus on sustainable development and the lived realities of residents in often poor, informal settlements, this important book marks a critical advance in the study of Africa’s urban environments. It will have a profound impact across disciplines, from geography to urban, development, environmental, and African studies.

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Garth Myers is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies, director of the Urban Studies Program, and a member of the International Studies Program, all at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He is the author of three books on urban Africa, including African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice, and coeditor of two additional volumes.

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