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Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Garth Myers


This book develops an interactionist urban political ecology approach to urban environments across Africa. Individual chapters focus on: analyzing the findings of planners and scholars on Africa’s urban environmental problems; interrogating urban environmental histories; engaging with the physical-material settings and cultural beliefs surrounding them; recovering the political-environmental urban visions of African writers and artists; and building from everyday environmentalism and community activism. The book highlights alternative readings of Africa’s urban environments via case study segm ... More

Keywords: africa, urban political ecology, environmental politics, urban theory, everyday environmentalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447322917
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garth Myers, author
Trinity College, Hartford