Urbanization and spatial development in Africa: some critical issues.

S. El-Shakhs, Hooshang Amirahmadi

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Assesses major causes and spatial development trends of increasingly more permanent and selective rural-to-urban migration. Sees consequences as ranging from retarding fertility decline centres. Argues for an African development policy which is concerned with sectoral and spatial balances, inter-personal equity in living standards, and political participation.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-19
Number of pages17
JournalAfrican Urban Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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