Unlocking the Potential of Smart African Cities
Sustainable, Inclusive, Resilient and Prosperous
Smart Economy in Smart African Cities
A smart city is conceptualized as a sustainable, inclusive, resilient and prosperous city that promotes a people-centric approach based on three core components—Smart City Foundation , Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Smart Institutions and Laws .These three core
components are the pillars of the seven dimensions of a smart city: Infrastructure
Development , Environmental Sustainability, Social Development, Social Inclusion, DisastersPrevention and Resilience, andPeace and Security .
The book smart Economy in Smart African Cities, published in 2019, develops a conceptual framework of “ Smart Economy in Smart Cities” that can assist African policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders in developing urban policies for smart, sustainable, inclusive, resilient and prosperous cities.
Ch1- Relevance of Smart Cities
Ch2 - African Cities in Time and Space
This chapter presents the historical place of the urban setting that has shaped various social, economic and political transformations in Africa.
Ch3 - Africa's Smart City Foundation
A smart city foundation is composed of three elements: Urban Planning and Design ,
Land Policies and Basic Infrastructure .
Ch7 - Smart Energy for Smart Infrastructure Development
Access to energy is required to
support a number of social and economic activities including transportation, communication
and production of goods
Ch8 - Smart Urban Mobility and Accessibility for Smart Economy in Africa
Africa’s rapid urbanization call for large investments in infrastructures to
respond to the increased demand for urban accessibility
Ch9 - Air Quality in Africa
Air pollution has become a major environmental issue in African cities: Traffic congestion combined with old cars and low quality fuel, open-burning of waste and biomass, dust and sandstorms
are the major sources of air pollution.
Ch10 - Smart Disaster Prevention and Resilience in Africa
are confronted with an array of disaster challenges such as flooding, ocean surge
and building collapse.
Ch11 - Smart Peace and Security in Africa
This chapter explore the nature of conflicts in Africa cities and thereafter seek to build a framework for understanding the possible way of linking digital
platform with attainment of peace and security in these cities.
Ch12 - Smart and Open Urban Governance in Africa
This chapter presents a conceptual framework for Smart and Open Urban Governance in
Africa and explores themes of transparency, public participation, and accountability
Ch13 - Smart Social Development Key for Smart African Cities
This chapter focuses on the Social Development dimensions of smart cities, composed of elements of health and education.
When education and health are combined, undoubtedly they contribute significantly to human development.
Ch14 - Smart Urban Economy in Africa
the chapter provides recommendation to seize the urban advantage
in Africa in order to achieve liveable Smart Cities that undergo inclusive sustainable
economic growth and development.
Ch15 - Information and Communication Technologies in Africa
The changes in the ICT sector in Africa are part of an international
dynamic resulting from the combination of liberalization policies, incredible technological
advances and strong consumer demand.
Ch16 - The Way Forword
This book puts forward a shift of the paradigm to re-conceptualize the future of African cities towards sustainability, resilience, inclusion and prosperity in the context of an information-driven global and local development.