SpringerBriefs in Geography

Peri-Urban Developments and Processes in Africa with Special Reference to Zimbabwe

Authors: Chirisa, Innocent, Mazhindu, Elias, Bandauko, Elmond

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  • Collects recent case studies reflecting peri-urban policy initiatives and associated conflicts
  • Interrogates the political economy of peri-urban governance in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa
  • Closes the theoretical gap between official planning policy expectations and the experiences of the excluded ordinary residents  
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This book focuses on peri-urban development processes in Africa, with special emphasis on Zimbabwe. The debates included highlight a number of issues in the peri-urban context, such as access to water, appropriate technologies and land management, political economy in the peri-urban space, peri-urban agriculture, and place marketing in peri-urban development, among others. The debates raised by the authors in this book revolve around locating the peri-urban space within the context of sustainability, in which key issues are addressed.

The book essentially examines peri-urban development processes from various angles in an effort to understand how peri-urban areas develop, function, and how their residents survive. Per-urban dwellers currently face numerous challenges, including land tenure insecurity, poor infrastructure and services, land use conflicts, stringent planning law and land use planning regulations.

This work seeks to address the “knowledge gap” on peri-urban development processes in Africa, and is also intended to inform urban policy practice in the African Cities and beyond. Offering policy makers valuable insights on the peri-urban space, it provides guidance for decision-making in the contexts of service delivery, land management, housing, new town development and place marketing, among others.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Chirisa, Innocent (et al.)

  • Political Economy of Peri-urban Transformations in Conditions of Neoliberalism in Zimbabwe

    Pages 13-24

    Mazhindu, Elias

  • Prospects and Problems of Applying Earth Observation to the Management of Peri-urban Harare

    Pages 27-36

    Chirisa, Innocent (et al.)

  • Peri-urbanisation and Appropriate Technology in Harare, Zimbabwe: Putting the Grassroots Housing Model to Task

    Pages 37-52

    Chirisa, Innocent

  • Irrigation Cooperative as a Strategy of Peri-urban Poverty Reduction: Case Study of Ward 5 in Epworth, Harare

    Pages 55-66

    Binala, Livinia

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34231-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34230-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peri-Urban Developments and Processes in Africa with Special Reference to Zimbabwe
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-34231-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-34231-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34230-6
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 142
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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