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Housing Africa's Urban Poor

1st Edition

Edited by Philip Amis, Peter Lloyd


318 pages

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Originally published in 1990, this book reveals the extent to which petty landlordism is developing not just in the African urban settlements that have sprung up but in government-sponsored low-cost housing estates. The first part of the book traces African governments' changing responses to urban growth since the 1960s. The second presents case studies of housing markets and landlord-tenant relations north and south of the Sahara. The third examines World Bank involvement, and the book ends by considering policy implications.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Key Themes in Contemporary African Urbanisation Philip Amis Part 1: Changing Approaches to Urban Housing in Africa 1. Urban Housing in Africa: The Changing Role of Government Policy Richard E. Stren 2. Autopromotion de l'habitat et modes de production du cadre bâti: l'apport de receherches récentes en Afrique noire francophone Michel Coquery Part 2: Case Studies in Housing Markets: Commercialisation and Change 3. Historical Development of Nigerian Housing Policies with Special Reference to Housing the Urban Poor T. O. Okoye 4. Petty Landlords and Poor Tenants in a Low-Income Settlement in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria Tade Akin Aina 5. L'Articulation des deux circuits de la gestion foncière en Egypte: le cas du Caire Galila El Kadi 6. Changing Housing Strategies and Patterns Among the Cairo Poor, 1950-85 Unni Wikan 7. Tunis: Crise du logement et réhabilitation urbaine Frej Stambouli 8. Residential Urban Land Markets in Kenya Saad S. Yahya 9. Squatter Landlords in Nairobi: A Case Study of Korogocho Diana Lee-Smith 10. The Growth of Small-Scale Renting in Low-Income Urban Housing in Malawi Thomas Pennant Part 3: Housing Projects and Policy Options 11. World Bank Urban Shelter Projects in East Africa: Matching Needs with Appropriate Responses? John Campbell 12. Contradictions and Dilemmas in the Provision of Low-Income Housing: The case of Harare Paul Teedon 13. Land For Housing the Urban Poor in Africa: Some Policy Options Seth Opuni Asiama 14. Rental Housing and the Urban Poor: Africa and Latin America Compared Michael Edwards 15. Mais comment faut-il donc le dire? Les solutions de demain sont inscrites sur le sol depuis les lustres Philippe Haeringer Epilogue Peter Lloyd

About the Series

African Seminars: Scholarship from the International African Institute

Originally published between 1986 and 1989 the 8 volumes in this set reflect the research and debate surrounding many issues for the African economy, society and culture and as such make a vital contribution to effective development, both rural and urban. They re-issue key titles from the International African Library and the International African Seminars and address themes of direct relevance to contemporary Africa on topics as diverse as medicine, migration, housing, pastorialism and marriage.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies