n Conflict Trends - Transient spaces : the fluidity of urban life and its impact on governance in African cities - : feature

Volume 2005, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


As decentralisation continues, urban governments are increasingly responsible for mediating resource redistribution between groups and creating the conditions for the provision of physical and social infrastructure for their populations. Current discourse on urban governance also identifies the need for city leaders to include residents in policy decisions. This is important not only because it empowers communities to plan the future of their city, but also because it inculcates a sense of belonging and a shared future.

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