Journal of Social Sciences

City Growth: Issues and Challenges of Urban Sustainability in Republic of Benin

Aboubakari Moussa

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2017.208.215

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 4

Pages 208-215


The reason behind the sustainable urban development in many developing countries, including Benin are diverse such as socio-economic, environment and cultural challenge. The aim of this paper therefore is to examine the growth of cities in Benin, issues and challenges of urbanization in order to have a sustainable urban development. The mains area addressed in the paper are: issues related to local institutions and local governance, the challenge of urban growth sustainability in Benin and then the need to reinvent a new model of governance for a sustainable urbanization and for the financial sufficient of municipalities in Benin. Further, to reach my goal I will answer to the following questions: which policies for the effective and sustainable urban development? How cities/municipalities can accumulate wealth from local resources in order to be more or less dependent from the central state or others external source rather than their own?


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