Sustainable Development and Urban Management in Developing Countries: The Case of Africa

  • Marco Keiner


Today the most significant factor underlying the potential for sustainable development is urbanization. Urbanization is dominated by three factors: population growth, rural-urban migration, and subsequent urban expansion. Whereas today, nearly half of the world’s population is living in urban settlements, this ratio will increase to more than 70% by 2025. The number of so-called million cities and mega cities is growing unremittingly. By 2015, the number of cities with more than one million inhabitants is estimated to be about 300 worldwide.


African City World City Urban Poverty Urban Management Global City 
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