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New Knowledge in Planning (in Africa)

  • Donald OkekeEmail author
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Abstract

The visioning process for domesticating neo-mercantile planning theory in Africa identifies priority transboundary problems to include urban spatio-physical expansion, suburbanization, urban sprawl, extroverted urban economies and spatial inequalities. With the vision exposition focused at building African civilization as a culture of cities that are integrated across national boundaries, the short-term objectives of creating enabling environment leads the mobilization of concrete action to resolve the priority transboundary problems within 15 years. Hence priorities for action are identified alongside performance indicators. These actions are regrouped into ten typology of action. International funding is likely to threaten the implementation of proposed action cards (although the action cards are low investment ventures; therefore not really vulnerable) but a lot depends on the resolve of Africa and the Diaspora to chart her destiny.

Keywords

Visioning Civilization Extroverted Mobilization Implementation NEPAD Funding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.African Settlements Research Group, Department of Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of NigeriaEnuguNigeria

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