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Planning in emerging territories

Cities of Change – Addis Ababa

Transformation Strategies for Urban Territories in the 21st Century

Ed. by Angélil, Marc / Hebel, Dirk


    44,95 € / $49.95 / £41.00*

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    2nd and rev. ed.
    Publication Date:
    May 2016
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    • Second and revised edition with updated texts, bibliography and six new essays
    • Strategies for planning and developing urban centers in the twenty-first century
    • Clarity and accessibility through the use of case studies

    Aims and Scope

    Addis Ababa is one of the fastest transforming environments on the globe and a prototype of an emerging territory. What can architecture and urban design as disciplines contribute to such transformation? According to which criteria can processes of the kind encountered in Addis Ababa be evaluated? And, how can all of this be steered?

    Aiming to identify sustainable strategies—rather than upholding an a priori vision of an ideal city—the publication acknowledges the heterogeneous conditions of urban territories. The book highlights questions of method and procedure that can be transferred to other ‘cities of change’. This revised edition covers recent developments, such as the increasing influence of China in African countries or the chances of high-density, low-rise developments.

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    256 pages
    151 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

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    Prof. Marc Angélil, ETH Zurich

    Prof. Dirk Hebel, ETH Zurich; Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore

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