Publication: Greening Africa's Cities: Enhancing the Relationship between Urbanization, Environmental Assets, and Ecosystem Services

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2017-05-23
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2017-05-23
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White, Roland
Turpie, Jane
Letley, Gwyneth Letley
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Africa is urbanizing late but fast. This brings many benefits but, as this report shows: thus far, urbanization in Africa, unique in a number of respects, is having deleterious and largely unchecked impacts on the natural environment; the degradation of natural assets and ecosystems within African cities carries tangible economic, fiscal and social costs; there are important opportunities to change the current environmental trajectory of African cities so that they move towards a more harmonious relationship between their natural and built environments. For this to happen, focused action is necessary.
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White, Roland; Turpie, Jane; Letley, Gwyneth Letley. 2017. Greening Africa's Cities: Enhancing the Relationship between Urbanization, Environmental Assets, and Ecosystem Services. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26730 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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