Smart Economy in Smart African Cities

Sustainable, Inclusive, Resilient and Prosperous

  • Gora Mboup
  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

Part of the Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements book series (ACHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Gora Mboup, Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
    Pages 1-49
  3. William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, Kusum Lata, Vintura Silva
    Pages 149-176
  4. Mohamed Imam Bakarr
    Pages 177-200
  5. Ibrahima Sow
    Pages 201-218
  6. Naledzani Mudau, Paida Mhangara
    Pages 219-249
  7. Aminata Mbow-Diokhane
    Pages 297-311
  8. Femi Olokesusi, Femi Ola Aiyegbajeje
    Pages 313-345
  9. Romanus Otieno Opiyo
    Pages 347-370
  10. Merlin Chatwin, Godwin Arku
    Pages 371-392
  11. Priscilla Idele, Gora Mboup
    Pages 393-421
  12. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Gora Mboup
    Pages 423-445
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 481-492

About this book


This book highlights the use of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructures in order to develop smart cities and produce smart economies in Africa. It discusses a robust set of concepts, including smart planning, smart infrastructure development, smart economic development, smart environmental sustainability, smart social development, resilience, and smart peace and security in several African cities. By drawing on the accumulated knowledge on various conditions that make cities smart, green, livable and healthy, it helps in the planning, design and management of African urbanization. In turn, it fosters the development of e-commerce, e-education, e-governance, etc. The rapid development of ICT infrastructures facilitates the creation of smart economies in digitally served cities and towns through smart urban planning, smart infrastructures, smart land tenure and smart urban policies. In the long term, this can reduce emissions of CO2, promote the creation of low carbon cities, reduce land degradation and promote biodiversity.


Smart Economy E-Governance Smart Cities New Town Planning Smart Disaster Prevention Smart City Foundation Smart Urban Economy Urban and Regional Infrastructure Urban Environmental Management Geographic Information System Smart Peace and Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Gora Mboup
    • 1
  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
    • 2
  1. 1.Global Observatory linking Research to Action (GORA) Corp.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.United Nations University-MERITMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3470-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3471-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2546
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2554
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