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African Renaissance

The Subject of Planning (in Africa)
  • Donald OkekeEmail author
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Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

In the African context where political realities make equity a critical variable for new economic and spatial entities, the theory of African renaissance provides the object for planning and the mission for cities. African renaissance is up against a new agenda of sharing African market for Euro-American goods and services. Hence this theory seeks the primary objective of integrated regional development, which connects with sourcing enhanced productivity through the introversion of the economy of urban Africa. It demands the restructuring of the urban form through territorial planning and in so doing hopes to generate communities of African renaissance of the twenty-first century with capacity to surmount contemporary urban crisis in Africa. Hitherto communities of African renaissance of the Middle Ages, with diverse systems of behaviour and belief bound with spiritual values, who ousted the backward Bushmen and Pygmies, overcame similar obstacles and founded cities and built states and empires.

Keywords

Africa Renaissance Euro-American Productivity Dependency Colonialism 

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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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