From African Cities to Africa of Cities

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Matteo Robiglio, Roberta Chionne
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/81
Language Italian Pages 5 P. 13-17 File size 1166 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2017-081002
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What is the meaning of ‘African city’ today? What can we learn from urban Africa? Which tools do we need for studying and understanding urban Africa? This text introduces a selection of essays presented at the interdisciplinary conference «Urban Africa: economies, populations, cultures» held in Torino in 2015, proposing an overview of possible interpretations of contemporary urban Africa and its identities, and focusing on issues as: the necessity of considering African urbanization as part of a global process; the opportunity of drawing lessons from the African urban experience; the opportunities offered by the merging of traditional urban analysis and new tools and resources based on the web, learning from and listening to an emerging Africa that produces its own narratives on new platforms and in new modes

Keywords: Urban analysis; un-Africa; urban cultures

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Matteo Robiglio, Roberta Chionne, Dalla città africana all’Africa delle città in "TERRITORIO" 81/2017, pp 13-17, DOI: 10.3280/TR2017-081002