This chapter presents descriptive and comparative analyses of current urbanization patterns in the Muslim majority countries (MMCs), and highlights the state of infrastructure in the MMCs' urban areas. The major discussion in the chapter relates the patterns of urbanization, and the infrastructure gap to geography and historical past of the MMCs. It prepares a composite infrastructure access index (IAI) to conclude that the large IAI scores in many countries are likely to eventually neutralize the economic benefits achieved by urban infrastructure. The chapter comments that planned measures need to be undertaken in the MMCs for the provision of transportation, water, and sanitation to improve the living conditions in both high- and low-density areas to stop transmigration between the two and to create better environment for human development.
|Title of host publication||The Muslim World in the 21st Century|
|Subtitle of host publication||Space, Power, and Human Development|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Print)||9400726325, 9789400726321|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)