Slum and Squatter Settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward a Planning Strategy

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Robert A. Obudho, Constance C. Mhlanga
Praeger, 1988 - Social Science - 424 pages
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Characterized by the rapid growth of spontaneous squatter settlements, the urbanization process in Africa differs substantially from that of more developed countries. This book provides fresh insights into the goals and nature of development of the urban sector of Africa. It brings together urban geographers, planners, economists, anthropologists, political scientists, historians, and sociologists to examine the interaction between the modern and traditional forces shaping development. The contributors suggest valuable new methods for both understanding and formulating development strategies.

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Contents

The Development of Slum and Squatter Settlements
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A Case Study
53
IntraCity Squatting and Slum Housing in Nigeria
89
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R.A. OBUDHO, is Associate Professor of Africa and Afro-American Studies, Geography, and Regional Planning, at the State University of New York at Albany.CONSTANCE C. MHLANGA is the research and development planning and coordination officer at the Zambia National Council for Scientific Research.

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