Africa’s new cities: The contested future of urbanisation

  title={Africa’s new cities: The contested future of urbanisation},
  author={Femke van Noorloos and Marjan Kloosterboer},
  journal={Urban Studies (Edinburgh, Scotland)},
  pages={1223 - 1241}
New private property investments in Africa’s cities are on the rise, and they often take the form of entirely new cities built up from scratch as comprehensively planned self-contained enclaves. As these new city-making trajectories are expanding and empirical research is emerging, there is a need to provide more conceptual clarity. We systematically examine the diversity of new cities in Africa; elicit their financial trajectories; and set an agenda for critically examining their actual and… 

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