Migration Patterns and Urbanization in Africa


  • Anderson T. S. UNSW Sydney, Australia Author


Migration Patterns, urban development, researchers, and practitioners


This study explores the dynamic interplay between migration patterns and urbanization in the African continent, shedding light on the multifaceted factors influencing population movements and their consequential impact on urban development. Africa, with its diverse and rapidly growing population, has witnessed significant shifts in migration trends over the past few decades, accompanied by profound changes in urban landscapes. The research employs a multidisciplinary approach, integrating demographic analysis, socio-economic perspectives, and geographical considerations to understand the complex web of factors contributing to migration within Africa and its urban centers. Key determinants such as economic opportunities, political instability, environmental factors, and social dynamics are examined to unravel the driving forces behind both internal and cross-border migrations. Furthermore, the study investigates the consequences of these migration patterns on urbanization processes across the continent. It analyzes the role of migration in shaping the demographic composition of cities, influencing infrastructure development, and contributing to the emergence of informal settlements. The study also explores the challenges and opportunities that arise from the influx of diverse populations into urban areas, addressing issues related to housing, employment, and social integration.




How to Cite

Migration Patterns and Urbanization in Africa. (2020). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 3(1), 21-26. https://ijbmv.com/index.php/home/article/view/45

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