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Authors: Fombe Lawrence Fon and Balgah Sounders Nguh (University of Buea Cameroon, SW Region, Cameroon) 
Book Description:
The book takes off with a general overview which is an introduction to urban studies and urbanization. The next chapter is an analysis of the patterns of urbanization which are essential for an understanding of the internal structure and development of towns in Cameroon. Furthermore, the spatial distribution and growth strength of towns in Cameroon is examined followed by discussions on urban hierarchy and the sub-urbanization process of the country since 1976. The focus turns to the features linked to urbanization in Cameroon and the growth prospects of selected towns in the country. There is a chapter on the overview of cities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The book wraps up with a chapter on sustainable urbanization in Cameroon in view to address some of the concerns of the millennium development goals.


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Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW, pp. 1-25
I.I Introduction
I.II The notion of urbanisation
I.III General presentation of Cameroon
I.IV The context of a city and a town in Cameroon
I.IV.I The urbanization process in Cameroon
I.IV.II Origin and growth of Cameroon towns
I.IV.III Structure of Cameroon towns
I.V Factors that have contributed to urbanisation in Cameroon

CHAPTER 2: PATTERNS OF URBANISATION: THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE
AND DEVELOPMENT OF CAMEROON TOWNS, pp. 27-58
II.I The urban form and structure
II.I.I Some models of urban growth and development
II.II The internal structure of Cameroon towns
II.I I.I High order towns (towns above one million people)
II.II.II Intermediate and low order towns
II.II.III Culture-dominated towns
II.II.IV Urban street pattern and communication
II.III The demographic structure of Cameroon towns
II.III.I Age/sex structure
II.III.II Ethnic and foreign composition
II.III.III Religious composition
II.IV Urban problems
II.IV.I Poor housing and building structure
II.IV.II Land speculation and high rates of land values
II.IV.III Transportation (traffic) problems and congestion
II.IV.IV Poor management of municipal solid waste
II.IV.V Other problems linked to the urbanisation process

CHAPTER 3: SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION AND GROWTH STRENGTH OF TOWNS IN CAMEROON, pp. 59-80
III.I Spatial distribution of towns in Cameroon
III.I.I The western region
III.I.II The coastal region
III.I.III The northern region
III.I.IV The centre region
III.I.V Others regions
III.II Urban centres as growth poles
III.II.I Garoua as a growth centre in the northern region
III.II.II Bafoussam and Bamenda as growth centres in the western highland
III.II.III Yaounde as a growth pole in the southern region
III.II.IV Douala as a growth pole in the coastal region

CHAPTER 4: URBAN HIERARHY AND THE SUBURBANIZATION PROCESS IN CAMEROON SINCE 1976, pp. 81-106
IV.I The urban hierarchy in Cameroon
IV.I.I Scope for classification of the urban hierarchy
IV.I.II Importance of the hierarchisation of towns
IV.II Hierarchy of major towns in the North and South West Regions
IV.III. Interaction between cities and surrounding regions
IV.III.I Factors determining rural-urban interaction
IV.III.II. Impact of rural-urban interaction
IV.IV The suburbanization process in Cameroon since 1976
IV.IV.I Meaning of suburbanization
IV.IV.II The implications of urban growth
IV.IV.III Land use problems and resource conflicts in urban areas
IV.IV.IV Issues and areas for improvement

CHAPTER 5: FEATURES LINKED TO URBANISATION IN CAMEROON, pp. 107-142
V.I. Urban expansion and characteristic features
V.I.I The urban fringe zone
V.I.II The urban shadow
V.I.III Urban sprawl
V.II Problems linked to urbanization in Cameroon
V.II.I The suburban problem
V.II.II Health and sanitation problems
V.II.III The problem of slums and urban housing
V.II.IV The problem of urban transportation
V.II.V Poor planning control and the proliferation of informal activity
V.II.VI Other problems; incompatible land use patterns
V.III Mitigating the problem of land degradation
V.IV The future urban landscape


CHAPTER 6: GROWTH PROSPECTS OF SELETCED CAMEROON TOWNS, pp. 143-170
VI.I Population growth and sustainable development.
VI.II. Spatial distribution of urban centres and regional development
VI.II.I Development prospects of Douala
VI.II.II. Development prospects of Yaounde
VI.II.III Development prospects of other towns within a regional context
VI.III. Urban growth, sustainability and globalisation
VI.III.I. Urban sustainability
VI.III.II Urban growth and globalisation
VI.IV Prospects of urbanisation in Cameroon
VI.IV.I Innovation diffusion
VI.IV.II Migration spread/concentration of decision making.
VI.IV.III Population control

CHAPTER 7: AN OVERVIEW OF CITIES OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (SSA), pp. 171-192
VII.I. Delimitation and features of Sub-Saharan Africa
VII.II. Urban evolution and spatial patterns of urbanization in the region
VII.II.I Urban evolution in Sub-Saharan Africa
VII.II.II. Factors of growth and spatial patterns of urbanisation in Sub-Saharan Africa
VII.III. Major cities of the region (SSA)
VII.III.I Nairobi; a city accommodating a large slums
VII.III.II Kinshasa; a fast growing capital city
VII.III.III Lagos; a former state capital
VII.III.IV Johannesburg, a multi-racial city
VII.IV Future urban growth and regional impact of cities of SSA
CHAPTER 8: THE SEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION IN CAMEROON, pp. 193-198
VIII.I The economy of Cameroon cities
VIII.II Options for sustainability in the urbanisation process
VIII.III Conclusions
BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDICES

INDEX pp. 207-214

   Series:
      African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- January
   Pages: 214, 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-918-6
   Status: AV
  
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