Small Market and Urban Centres

  • Francis N. Wegulo


Market centres and small urban settlements, which form lower-order centres in the urban rank size hierarchy, and their roles and functions in rural and regional development remain an important subject of interest and debate among planners, decision-makers and researchers. This chapter presents and discusses evidence on the role that markets and small urban centres play in rural and regional development in Africa. The chapter examines research designs, theories, conceptual models and role of these centres in selected studies.


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  • Francis N. Wegulo
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyEgerton UniversityNjoroKenya

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