Table of contents
Political Economy of Peri-Urban Transformations in Zimbabwe
Technological Applications and Solutions
Economic Experiences and Livelihoods
Emergence, Development and Management of Satellite Towns: Challenges and Opportunities
Land Use Policies, Management and Practices in Peri-Urban Areas
About this book
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.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-34231-3
- Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-34230-6
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-34231-3
- Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
- Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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