This chapter aims to give some key entry points to grasp the production of urban space in West Africa. Along the Gulf of Guinea that links Accra to Lagos (500 km), one of the most important megacity regions is under construction. Focusing on this coastal urban corridor, this chapter proposes to analyse the unfolding urban forms, characterized by extended urbanization and linked to phenomena of globalization and metropolization. It also discusses the crucial issues of governance and planning, shedding light on the links between public stakeholders, private investors and urban dwellers who are involved in the contemporary urban fabric.
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