标题（title）：Grid Planning in the Urban Design Practices of Senegal
作者（author）：Liora Bigon, Eric Ross
出版社（publisher）：Springer International Publishing
大小（size）：18 MB (19026483 bytes)
This book is the first to trace the genealogy of an indigenous grid-pattern settlement design practice in Africa, and more specifically in Senegal. It does so by analyzing how the precolonial grid-plan design tradition of this country has become entangled with French colonial urban grid-planning, and with present-day, hybrid, planning cultures. By thus, it transcends the classic precolonial-colonial-postcolonial metahistorical divides.
This properly illustrated book consists of five chapters, including an introductory chapter (historiography, theory and context) and a concluding chapter. The chapters’ text has both a chronological and thematic rationale, aimed at enhancing Islamic Studies by situating sub-Saharan Africa’s urbanism within mainstream research on the Muslim World; and at contributing directly to the wider project of de-Eurocentrizing urban planning history by developing a more inclusive, truly global, urban history.
Table of contents :
Front Matter ....Pages i-xxiv
Introduction: Historiographic Traditions, Grid-Plan Cultures and Africa (Liora Bigon, Eric Ross)....Pages 1-37
The Vernacular Grid in Senegal: The Popularization of an Elite Spatial Practice (Liora Bigon, Eric Ross)....Pages 39-88
Configuring the Colonial Grid in Senegal: Comptoirs, escales, villages de liberté, communes and Capitals (Liora Bigon, Eric Ross)....Pages 89-143
Entangled Grids: Vernacular and (Post-)Colonial Planning Interactions in Contemporary Senegalese Cities (Liora Bigon, Eric Ross)....Pages 145-197
Back Matter ....Pages 199-210