The impact of urban development on risk in sub-Saharan Africa's cities with a focus on small and intermediate urban centres.

This paper examines both the scale of urban change and the development challenge facing sub-Saharan Africa's urban areas

Abstract

This paper examines both the scale of urban change and the development challenge facing sub-Saharan Africa’s urban areas and the possible implications on risk. It describes how a substantial proportion of sub-Saharan Africa’s national (and urban) population lives in small and intermediate size urban centres (and thus not in rural areas or large cities) and considers what we know about risk in these urban centres and the implications for development

This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme

Citation

Satterthwaite D, (2017). The impact of urban development on risk in sub-Saharan Africa’s cities with a focus on small and intermediate urban centres. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 26, December 2017, Pages 16-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.025.

The impact of urban development on risk in sub-Saharan Africa’s cities with a focus on small and intermediate urban centres

Published 30 October 2017