African Dreams: Locating Urban Infrastructure in the 2030 Sustainable Developmental Agenda
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This paper examines African urban infrastructure and service delivery as an entry point for connecting African aspirations with the harsh developmental imperatives of urban management, creating a dialogue between scholarly knowledge and sustainable development policy aspirations. We note a shift to multi-nodal urban governance and highlight the significance of the synthesis of social, economic and ecological values in a normative vision of what an African metropolis might aspire to by 2030. The sustainable development vision provides a useful stimulus for Africa’s urban poly-crisis, demanding fresh interdisciplinary and normatively explicit thinking, grounded in a practical and realistic understanding of Africa’s infrastructure and governance challenges.
CitationEdgar Pieterse, Susan Parnell & Gareth Haysom (2018) African dreams: locating urban infrastructure in the 2030 sustainable developmental agenda, Area Development and Policy, 3:2, 149-169, DOI: 10.1080/23792949.2018.1428111
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