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The Urban Book Series

Urban Geography in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

Paradigms and Perspectives for Sustainable Urban Planning and Governance

Editors: Matamanda, Abraham R., Nel, Verna, Chirisa, Innocent (Eds.)

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  • Examines the main cities of Zimbabwe in the context of that country’s own historical trajectory and social, economic and political environment
  • Particularly valuable for urban scholars and researchers interested in Africa and the Global South
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the urban geography of Zimbabwe
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About this book

This interdisciplinary book provides a cross-sectoral and multi-dimensional exploration and assessment of the urban geography perspectives in Zimbabwe. Drawing on work from different disciplines, the book not only contributes to academia but also seeks to inform urban policy with the view of contributing to the national aspirations of Zimbabwe attaining middle-income status by 2030. Adopting a multi-dimensional assessment that transcends disciplines such as urban and regional planning, human and physical geography, urban governance, political science, economics and development studies, the book provides a background for co-production concerning urban development in the Global South.
The book contributes into its analysis of the institutional and legislative framework that relates to the urban geography of Zimbabwe, as these are responsible for the evolution of the urban system in the country. The connections among different sectors and issues such as environment, economy, politics and the wider objectives of the SDGs, especially goal 11 aspiring to create sustainable communities by 2030, are explored. The success stories relating to urban geography in Zimbabwe are identified together with the best possible practices that may inform urban planning, policy and management.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Urban Geography Scape of Zimbabwe

    Pages 1-15

    Matamanda, Abraham R. (et al.)

  • Social Justice in Spatial Governance

    Pages 17-35

    Nel, Verna (et al.)

  • Urban Planning and Policy in Zimbabwe: Change with Continuity

    Pages 37-55

    Mhlanga, Gift (et al.)

  • Studentification and Its Interplay on Urban Form and Urban Policy: Reflection from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    Pages 57-75

    Matamanda, Abraham R. (et al.)

  • Urban Governance and the Political Economy of Livelihoods and Poverty in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Pages 77-92

    Bandauko, Elmond (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71539-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71538-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Geography in Postcolonial Zimbabwe
Book Subtitle
Paradigms and Perspectives for Sustainable Urban Planning and Governance
Editors
  • Abraham R. Matamanda
  • Verna Nel
  • Innocent Chirisa
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71539-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71539-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71538-0
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 317
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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