Urbanization, Urbanism, and Urbanity in an African City

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Urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa has historic roots, and though it has accelerated in recent decades, it retains distinctive forms. This book explores sub-Saharan urbanism through a detailed and wide-ranging study of Maputo, Mozambique, covering physical and socio-economic factors as well as an ethnographic inquiry into cultural attitudes.
  • Palgrave Macmillan US; December 2013
  • ISBN 9781137380173
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  • Title: Urbanization, Urbanism, and Urbanity in an African City
  • Author: P. Jenkins
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

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Paul Jenkins is an architect, planner, and social researcher who has worked during most of the past 40 years on a wide range of aspects in the built environment: architecture, construction, housing, planning and urban studies. Until recently he was Professor of Architecture Research at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, The University of Edinburgh, UK, and concurrently Professor of Architecture and Human Settlements in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK, as well as Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is now Head of the School of Architecture & Planning at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and continues as Visiting Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.