Harare: Inheriting a Settler-Colonial City

Change or Continuity?

Carole Rakodi


  • Wiley
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • 1995
  • English


Traces the history of Harare, Zimbabwe's capital and largest city, from its colonial origins through periods of settler rule and its independence to the present. Documents marked inequalities in income and emerging pressures on housing, facilities and services as well as the manner in which local authorities are attempting to deal with them. Relates the city's physical and socio-economic development to the political economy of Zimbabwe.


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Carole Rakodi is Emeritus Professor in International Development at the University of Birmingham.