African cities : An Introduction to Urban Planning
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This course teached the basics of urban planning in Africa through technical, environmental, social and economical dimensions.

It focuses on African cities only. Although, they exemplify well cities in the Global South, and potentially all cities, we will make the African context highly topical.

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  1. Introduction to African Cities and Urban Planning (Part I)
  2. Introduction to African Cities and Urban Planning (Part 2)
  3. Urban Themes
  4. Urban Functions
  5. Urban Planning and its Tools
  6. The Future of Cities, or How to Plan?
  7. Tool and Methods
  8. The Actions of Operational Urbanism : Subdivisions
  9. The Actions of Operational Urbanism: Restructuring and Urban Projects
  10. The Costs and Funding of Cities
  11. Governance: Which Partnerships?
  12. Conclusions




Jérôme Chenal

Faculté de l'Environnement Naturel, Architectural et Construit - ENAC


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