Cities of the global South reader by Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

By Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

"The towns of the worldwide South Reader adopts a clean and important method of the sphere of urbanization within the constructing international, which has visible major shifts in its thematic and geographic concentration because it first started to be outlined within the mid-twentieth century. This Reader comprises either early readings and new and rising debates that replicate developments within the sector over the last 30 years and celebrates the  Read more...

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Following independence, the excessive space standards in and around colonial residential buildings, frequently occupied by the indigenous administrative elite, continued to reflect the gross inequalities of space and housing. What Swanson (1970), writing about South Africa, has termed the “sanitation syndrome” became the driving force in colonial planning, defined according to the political and cultural criteria of the metropolitan power. Colonial powers classified vernacular forms T W O 34 ANTHONY D.

For example, in regard to the establishment of “garden cities” or to landholding in French colonies, the Napoleonic property doctrine of 1810 stressed individual, as opposed to corporate or communal, property rights (Njoh 2009: 306). Various European powers administered their colonies differently. A common distinction is often made between regimes, such as the French, which exercised power through “direct” rule, or the British, which favored “indirect” rule, making use of existing indigenous institutions in governing their colonies.

Colonialism and Urban Development” Essay written for Cities of the Global South Reader (2015) Anthony D. ” I use imperialism to refer to the imposition of the power of one state over the people and territories of another, frequently by military force. Where imperialism originates in the metropole, what happens in the colonies resulting from economic, political, and cultural control and domination is colonialism, even though this can take different forms (Loomba 1998). As far as planning and urbanism are concerned, colonialism is also about the forms of dominance that particular colonialisms take (AlSayyad 1992).

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