Book Chapter

Urbanization in Ghana

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie

Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World | IGI Global | Published : 2016


Urbanization, in theory, should result in human advancement by stimulating socio-economic development. However, recent studies indicate that African urbanization tends to compound urban poverty, stall socio-economic development, and disrupt urban functionality. Unfortunately, African urbanization is expected to intensify in the foreseeable future with the continent expected to become home to about 1.3 billion of the global urban population by 2050.This current and expected increase in African urbanization has implications for urban governance, and how this phenomenon is managed will largely determine the future of urban Africa. This chapter examines the contours of African urbanization using..

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