- Virginie Rachmuhl
- Publisher : Gret
- Collection : Politiques et Pratiques de développement
- Year : 2012/05
- Language(s) : Anglais
- Geographical area : Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritania
- Domaine(s) : Urban Social Development and Housing
In Mauritania, urban growth has been spectacular since independence.
In 60 years, the population of the capital, Nouakchott, has gone from 500 to nearly one million people. This growth has been accompanied by the rapid developement of precarious, under-equipped settlements.