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African and Asian Studies 7 (2008) 49-76 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156921008X273088 African and Asian Studies A A S Between Local and Colonial Perceptions: Th e History of Slum Clearances in Lagos (Nigeria), 1924-1960 Liora Bigon Th e Truman Institute of

In: African and Asian Studies

informal settlers and street traders from public spaces in Ghanaian cities ( Onuoha, 2014 ). Disguised as a form of slum clearance, the policy has been implemented, particularly in the Accra metropolis, the national political and economic capital, to deal with ever-growing slums and informal economic

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In: African Cities and the Development Conundrum

the colonial authorities in defense against the plague, torching a district of Hong Kong in 1894. Large fires were a welcome opportunity to redesign a city. In Southeast Asia they can be regarded as part of ‘slum clearance’ projects, legitimizing massive resettlement. The book’s introduction is

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livelihood of the people of central Lagos, and the way in which slum clearance affected them' (p. ix). To achieve his objective the author relied upon the interview technique, speaking to the interviewees in English, or employing interpreters or translators. Four different sets of interviews were carried out

In: International Journal of Comparative Sociology

hierarchy in mind’ 8 was the universal Zeitgeist in the 1930s. One finds programmes being undertaken around the world to implement slum clearance and new housing programmes that were, if not in their initial proposals, more often than not, linked to the removal, segregation, and control of the urban poor

In: Time and Transformation in Architecture

socialist town councillors have found since slum clearance was started.” After his first charge in a Glasgow church he went as chaplain to Assam, where the family settled on a tea estate. Re仇iming to Scotland in 1941 and subsequ~mtly settled i~ a churcJ:t in Gr~nock he became known as a broadcaster on

In: Evangelical Quarterly: An International Review of Bible and Theology

Churches. Its goals are development (§ 1 ; e.g. , slum clearance) and theological education. The Botswana Theological Training Programme (BTTP) is a member of the BCC. This offers extension courses for laity, evangelists ( Evangelization ), and pastors in English and Setswana. The BCC also engages in

in The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

mony and the study of literature.3 This essay tries to bridge that divide by con- sidering the economics of urban planning through the depiction in literary and journalistic texts of slum clearances and the precarious housing of the poor. The French urban planner Georges-Eugène Haussmann theorized

In: Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis