Urban and Regional Change in Southern Africa

Urban and Regional Change in Southern Africa

by David W. Smith
     
 

Due to the high profile of the political situation in South Africa, developments in other countries in the region tend to be overlooked. Yet the area of Southern Africa is one of the most volatile in the Third World. The central aim of this book is to examine the spatial dimensions of contemporary change in the region and to explore the likely future directions of

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Overview

Due to the high profile of the political situation in South Africa, developments in other countries in the region tend to be overlooked. Yet the area of Southern Africa is one of the most volatile in the Third World. The central aim of this book is to examine the spatial dimensions of contemporary change in the region and to explore the likely future directions of such change.

Urban and Regional Change in Southern Africa brings a new dimension to this subject. The contributors set urban change in Southern Africa within its regional context and contrast the impact that urbanization and political change have had in particular states, linked by common concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415054416
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/27/1992
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Figures
Tables
Contributors
Preface
Abbreviations
1Restructuring the Local State in South Africa: Regional Services Councils, Redistribution and Legitimacy1
2Reform in South Africa and Modernization of the Apartheid City33
3Some Alternative Scenarios for the South African City in the Era of Late Apartheid66
4Urbanization and Urban Social Change in Zimbabwe100
5Some Issues in Urban Development and Planning in Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe121
6Rural Development Policy, Regional Development Planning, and Decentralization in Botswana147
7Technology Adoption and Post-Independence Transformation of the Small-Scale Farming Sector in Zimbabwe180
Bibliography203
Index220

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