This report, composed of four West African Papers (nos. 20, 21, 22, 23) is the result of a systematic analysis of the role West African border cities play in the process of regional integration. Based on a multidimensional mapping of 18 countries, the report analyses the local dynamics that have developed in urban areas, the impact distance has on national cohesion and the impact territorial divisions have at the international level. This mapping of borders cities aims to help answer the following: What are the spatial representations of urban border centres? How is cross-border trade organised? Is there a correlation between the characteristics of border cities and their accessibility measures? How do city morphologies and accessibility influence network structure and function? How does the organisation of border trade influence the morphologies of cities in terms of their relationships to borders and their functions?
Read the four Papers:
Regional Integration in Border Cities (No. 20)
Population and Morphology of Border Cities (No. 21)
Businesses and Health in Border Cities (No. 22)
Accessibility and Infrastructure in Border Cities (No. 23)