Population and Morphology of Border Cities

OECD/SWAC

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Resumé

This report, part of the “Cities” collection, provides an analysis of the demographic and morphological changes in West African border cities since the mid-20th century. Using the Africapolis harmonised database makes it possible to show that since 1950 border cities have experienced higher rates of growth than other cities in the region. While the average size of cities increases with distance from a border, the opposite is true for urban density; it decreases as distance from a border increases. This suggests that border cities form urban centres that differ from other such centres due to the fact that they specialise in the commercial activities that stimulate growth and foster higher densities. The report identifies the 27 main cross-border agglomerations in the region and discusses their specific characteristics
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedParis
UdgiverOECD
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
NavnWest African Papers
Vol/bind21
ISSN2414-2026

Fingeraftryk

commercial activity
agglomeration
border
city
rate
analysis

Citer dette

OECD/SWAC (2019). Population and Morphology of Border Cities. Paris: OECD. West African Papers, Bind. 21 https://doi.org/10.1787/80dfd9d8-en
OECD/SWAC. / Population and Morphology of Border Cities. Paris : OECD, 2019. (West African Papers, Bind 21).
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Publikation: Working paperForskning

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