The concept and planning of public native housing estates in Nairobi/Kenya, 1918–1948

A. M. Martin, P. M. Bezemer*

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    Interwar public housing estates for native citizens in Sub-Sahara African cities, represent hybrids of global and local urban concepts, housing typologies and dwelling habits.The authors explain such hybrids via exploratory research note as a result of transmutation processes, marked by various (non)human actors. To categorize and compare them, Actor Network Theory (ANT) is applied and tested within an architecture historical framework. Nairobi/Kenya functions as pars pro toto with its Kariakor and Kaloleni estates as exemplary cases. Their different network-outcomes underpin the supposition that actor-oriented research can help to unravel a most essential, though neglected part of international town planning history.
    Originele taal-2English
    Aantal pagina's26
    TijdschriftPlanning Perspectives
    StatusE-pub ahead of print - 9-apr-2019

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