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

  • Innocent Chirisa
  • Elias Mazhindu
  • Elmond Bandauko

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Innocent Chirisa, Shingai T. Kawadza, Elias Mazhindu, Elmond Bandauko
    Pages 1-9
  3. Political Economy of Peri-Urban Transformations in Zimbabwe

  4. Technological Applications and Solutions

  5. Economic Experiences and Livelihoods

  6. Environmental Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Innocent Chirisa, Archimedes Muzenda, Elmond Bandauko
      Pages 81-90
  7. Emergence, Development and Management of Satellite Towns: Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Innocent Chirisa, Elmond Bandauko, Archimedes Muzenda
      Pages 105-113
  8. 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.


Peri-urban Peri-urbanisation Political Economy Zimbabwe Grassroots Housing Satellite Towns Corporatism Peri-urban Development Land Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Innocent Chirisa
    • 1
  • Elias Mazhindu
    • 2
  • Elmond Bandauko
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ZimbabweDepartment of Rural & Urban PlanningHarareZimbabwe
  2. 2.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.University of ZimbabweDepartment of Rural & Urban PlanningHARAREZimbabwe

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