Cities as drivers of development

SOURCE: Urbanization and socio-economic development in Africa: challenges and opportunities
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
SOURCE AUTHOR(S): S.Kayizzi-Mugerwa, A.Shimeles, N.D.Yameogo
KEYWORDS: CITIES, DEVELOPMENT, URBANISATION
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8225

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to explore the contribution of cities and towns to the development of African economies and the reduction of poverty. The chapter considers the theoretical arguments for cities as engines of growth, and discusses their applicability to the African context as far as the available evidence permits.