Based on the location and surface of nearly 200 million buildings on the continent, we estimate the interbuilding distance of almost six thousand cities. Buildings’ footprint data enable the construction of urban form indicators to compare African cities’ elongation, sprawl, …
Detecting cities with high intermediacy in the African urban network
We construct Africa’s urban network obtained from OpenStreetMap road data. City centrality is measured using two indices: by the degree of cities, so the number of roads that connect it, and by the intermediacy, or the number of intracity journeys …
Boosting African cities’ resilience to climate change
Here we estimate the availability of green spaces in 5 625 urban agglomerations in Africa with 10 000 inhabitants and above.
Constructing a simplified interurban road network based on crowdsourced geodata
We present a method to construct a simplified and connected urban network. Some network nodes are cities, and others are “transport nodes” representing road crossings or other types of infrastructure.
Scaling beyond cities
We analyse the scaling behaviour of cities beyond their boundaries by considering the emergence and growth of nearby cities.
Cities and Spatial Interactions in West Africa
Four metrics to compare cities beyond only population.