Interviews | ‘African Cities’ – 3 chapters explained by their authors : George Owusu, Sebastian Prothmann and Florian Stoll

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George Owusu, professor at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER University of Ghana) and the Director of the Centre of Urban Management Studies (CUMS) at the University of Ghana, elaborates on the challenges of rapid population growth in many African Cities.
Read his article here: https://journals.openedition.org/poldev/2719
Sebastian Prothmann, independent researcher based in Nuremberg, Germany focusing on youth, mobility, and consumption, talks about the life and challenges of young people in African cities. Read his article « Urban Identities and Belonging: Young Men’s Discourses about Pikine (Senegal) » here: https://journals.openedition.org/poldev/2749
Florian Stoll, Postdoctoral Researcher at Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, talks about the “black box” that is the middle class in terms of research on urbanisation in Africa, and how this affects projects and policymaking. Read his article ‘The City and Its Ways of Life : Local Influences on Middle-Income Milieus in Nairobi’ here: http://journals.openedition.org/poldev/2759

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