African Metropolitan Report

Date of publication
Sue Bannister, Michael Sutcliffe
Environmental protection
Metropolitan Governance
Economic development
Social Cohesion
Type of resources
Comparative study
Authors Sue Bannister and Michael Sutcliffe of the ‘African Metropolitan Report’, analyse the data extracted from the Metropolis Observatory to study and report on the situation of the growing cities in Africa. The researchers use indicators of 17 metropolitan spaces from North to South of the continent, mainly from coastal regions, and study them in relation to one another.

The metropolitan indicators that are measured in this paper are the Context and Governance of each of the cities, the Economic Development of the metropolitan regions, the Social Cohesion of the society, the Environmental Sustainability, and the Quality of Life their citizens are enjoying.

The African continent is the first of this series of analyses, because it is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world. And due to the fact that in 2019, in Durban, South Africa, it hosted the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders convened by United Cities and Local Governments, whose metropolitan section is operated by Metropolis.
African metropolitan report
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