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Planning and the case study method in Africa : the planner in dirty shoes / edited by James Duminy, Research Officer, University of Cape Town, South Africa [and 4 others].

Contributor(s): Duminy, James, 1985- [editor. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014Description: xx, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781137307941 (hardback).Subject(s): City planning -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Case studies | City planning -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Research | Development Studies | Economic development | Methodology of the Social SciencesDDC classification: 307.12160967 PLA
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part I: The Case Study Method in Africa; 1 Case Study Research in Africa: Methodological Dimensions; 2 Strategies of Case Research on African Urbanization and Planning; Part II: Case Study as a Research Method; 3 Anloga Woodworkers in Kumasi, Ghana: The Long Road to 'Formality'; 4 Bicycle Taxis in Mzuzu City, Malawi: A Business Venture Misunderstood; 5 Relocation and Defiance in the Dhamidja-Azikiwe Informal Shopping Belt in Enugu, Nigeria: Actions Speak Louder than Words. 6 Participatory Planning: A Case Study of a Solid Waste Management Improvement Project in Enugu, NigeriaPart III: Case Study as a Teaching Method; 7 Case Method as a Way of Teaching Architecture at Makerere University, Uganda; 8 Learning from the Field: Informal Recyclers and Low-income Housing in Johannesburg, South Africa; 9 Learning through Real-life Experience: Using Case Studies for Urban Planning and Design Education; Conclusion; Index.
Summary: This book addresses the relevance of the case study research methodology for enhancing urban planning research and education in Africa and the global South. It provides an introduction to the case study methodology and features examples of its application to planning research and education on the continent.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part I: The Case Study Method in Africa; 1 Case Study Research in Africa: Methodological Dimensions; 2 Strategies of Case Research on African Urbanization and Planning; Part II: Case Study as a Research Method; 3 Anloga Woodworkers in Kumasi, Ghana: The Long Road to 'Formality'; 4 Bicycle Taxis in Mzuzu City, Malawi: A Business Venture Misunderstood; 5 Relocation and Defiance in the Dhamidja-Azikiwe Informal Shopping Belt in Enugu, Nigeria: Actions Speak Louder than Words.
6 Participatory Planning: A Case Study of a Solid Waste Management Improvement Project in Enugu, NigeriaPart III: Case Study as a Teaching Method; 7 Case Method as a Way of Teaching Architecture at Makerere University, Uganda; 8 Learning from the Field: Informal Recyclers and Low-income Housing in Johannesburg, South Africa; 9 Learning through Real-life Experience: Using Case Studies for Urban Planning and Design Education; Conclusion; Index.

This book addresses the relevance of the case study research methodology for enhancing urban planning research and education in Africa and the global South. It provides an introduction to the case study methodology and features examples of its application to planning research and education on the continent.

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