Urban & Spatial Studies


Mining and Urbanisation in Africa: Population, Settlement and Welfare. (ed.) 2012. Special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30(4), 190 pp (with Daniel Mackinnon) http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MQAsAdxYHRINvr3yvZKU/full


African Urban Economies: Viability, Vitality or Vitiation (ed.) 2006. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 353 pp. (with Deborah Potts)



Eureka and Beyond: Mining’s Impact on African Urbanisation’, 2012. (with D. MacKinnon), 513-27.

‘Unearthing Treasure and Trouble: Mining as an Impetus to Urbanisation in Tanzania’, 2012. (with J.B. Jønsson, C. Kinabo & M. Shand), 631-49.

    Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30(4), Special Issue edited by Bryceson, D.F. and D. Mackinnon, Mining and Urbanisation in Africa: Population, Settlement and Welfare. ‘Birth of a Market Town in Tanzania: Towards Narrative Studies of Urban Africa’, 2011. Journal of Eastern African Studies 5(2), 274-293


‘Introduction’, 723-6.

‘African Urbanisation: Ignoring African Exceptionalism’, 731-3.

in ‘World Bank Urban Geography: Critical Commentary on the World Development Report 2009. “Reshaping Economic Geography”’, 2009. Urban Studies 46(4), 723-38 (with K. Gough, J. Rigg and J. Agergaard)


‘The World Development Report 2009 “reshapes economic geography”: geographical reflections’, 2009. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 1-9 (with J. Rigg, A. Bebbington, K. Gough, J. Agergaard, N. Fold)


‘Dar es Salaam Place Names: Mapping Urban Physical Growth and Moral Value Transformation’, 2006. Tanzanian Journal of Population Studies and Development 13(2), 29-70 (with Peter Schotsman)




‘Dar es Salaam as a “Harbour of Peace” in East Africa’: Tracing the Role of Creolized Urban Ethnicity in Nation-State Formation’, in Beall, J., B. Guha-Khasnobis and R. Kanbur (eds). 2010. Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 243-58.


‘Rural-Urban Transitions in Northwestern Tanzania’s Mining Frontier’ (with Rose Mwaipopo), 158-74.

‘Frontier Mining Settlements: Livelihood Promises and Predicaments’ (with Paul Yankson), 189-97. 

         in Agergaard, J., N. Fold and K. Gough (eds). 2010. Rural Urban Dynamics: Livelihoods, Mobility and Markets in African and Asian Frontiers. London: Routledge.


‘The Urban Melting Pot in East Africa: Ethnicity and Urban Growth in Kampala and Dar es Salaam’, forthcoming in Nugent, P. and F. Locatelli (eds) 2009. African Cities: Competing Claims on Urban Space, Leiden, Brill, 241-60.


‘Swahili Creolization: The Case of Dar es Salaam’, in Cohen, R. and P. Toninato (eds) 2009. The Companion to Creole Identities and Cultures, London, Routledge.


‘Dar es Salaam: Porto de Paz’. 2009. in Aliança de Civilizações: Um Caminho Possível? Janus 2009 – Portugal No Mundo - Yearbook of International Relations. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon, 196.


‘Fragile Cities: Fundamentals of Urban Life in East and Southern Africa’, 2-38

‘African Urban Economies: Searching for the Sources of Sustenance’, 39-66

‘Vulnerability and Viability of East and Southern Africa’s Apex Cities’, 319-40

         in Bryceson, D.F. and D. Potts (eds). 2006.  African Urban Economies: Viability, Vitality or Vitiation?, Palgrave Macmillan



Creole and Tribal Urban Designs: Dar es Salaam and Kampala as Ethnic Cities in Coalescing Nation States, 2008. Crises States Research Centre Working Paper, London School of Economics, http://www.crisisstates.com/download/wp/wpSeries2/WP35.2.pdf  & http://www.id21.org/urban/u1db1g1.html


Growing out of Spatial Poverty? Growth, Sub-National Equity and Poverty Reduction Policies – A Five-Country Comparison. DFID/The Policy Practice, 45 pp. + appendices.  March 2006.


Sustainable Livelihoods, Mobility and Access Needs. 2003. TRL Report 544, United Kingdom, DFID/Transport Road Laboratory (with D.A.C. Maunder, T.C. Mbara, R. Kibombo, A.S.C. Davis and J.D. Howe)


Poverty and Urban Transport in East Africa: Review of Research and Dutch Donor Experience. 2000. Institute of Infrastructural, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, Delft, Report submitted to the World Bank (with John Howe)



African Underclass: Urbanisation, Crime and Colonial Order in Dar es Salaam, by Andrew Burton, Oxford, James Currey, 2005. in Urban Studies 43 (10), 1917-8, 2006.


Verandahs of Power: Colonialism and Space in Urban Africa, by Garth Andrew Myers, Syracuse University Press, 2003. in Housing Studies 20(1), 165-6, 2005.


The Urban Experience in Eastern Africa c. 1750-2000, edited by Andrew Burton, Special volume of Azania XXXVI-XXXVII, The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, 2000. in Africa 74(2), 287-89. 2004.


Urban Livelihoods: A People-Centred Approach to Reducing Poverty, edited by Carole Rakodi with Tony Lloyd-Jones,  London, Earthscan, 2002. in Journal of Development Studies 40(1), 181-83, 2003.