14 May 2010

Alex de Waal on Urbanisation

This is not wholly negative. Sudan’s cities, while poorly planned, have better services  than  the rural areas, and are more stable and  less violent. The urban economies are dynamic.

Erm, better services, less violence, dynamic economies, is it just me or does that sound like something slightly better than not wholly negative?

Heinrich Boll Foundation, Sudan: No Easy Ways Ahead

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