Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels

Umar G. Benna (Benna Associates, Nigeria)
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Release Date: February, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 418
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7625-9
ISBN13: 9781522576259|ISBN10: 1522576258|EISBN13: 9781522576266|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522585879
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Description:

Recent global shifts in population have led to the fast urbanization of Africa. For Africa and the developing world, choosing the right policy strategies, processes, and tools are essential to turning urban centers into engines of industry and economic prosperity.

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels is a pivotal reference source that examines current and evolving conditions of industrial and urban policies and their relationships around the world, especially between developed and developing economies. While highlighting topics such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, urban policy, and global common good, this publication seeks to deepen and broaden the understanding of transformation in industrial development and responses to emerging urbanization processes. This book is ideally designed for industrial planners, entrepreneurs, urban development authorities, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate Change
  • Economic Justice
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Global Common Good
  • Global Sustainability
  • Global Value Chain
  • Green Cities
  • Industrial/Urban Policy
  • Leap-Frogging Strategies
  • Urban and Regional Development
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Umar G. Benna earned his MRP and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1975 and is the Distinguished Professor of the Nigerian Universities Commission and is a SPURS Fellow at MIT, USA. He has a multidisciplinary background in architecture and city and regional planning. He has integrated academic and research pursuits with intense professional and administrative experience locally and internationally. Dr. Benna has over 45 years of teaching experience in universities in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Germany and USA. His research interests include urbanization issues in developing countries, urban activity systems, the role of large-scale projects on cities and regions, and the impact of new technologies on cities and regions. His professional activities – with Benna Associates – include architecture and urban design as well as the planning of new university campuses, master planning of many cities in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Urban administration experience came in the form of membership of the board of directors of the development authorities of Nigerian cities, Federal Housing Authority and similar agencies. Dr. Benna is principal partner in Benna Associates, Nigeria.
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