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Addis Ababa, the new flower of Africa
Addis Ababa, the new flower of Africa

Esubalew Meaza / infoAddis Publishing LLC
$34.95 (new)
The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame
The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Ian Campbell / Oxford University Press
$35.24 (new)
$29.47 (used)
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa

Steve Kasper / Glassmoor
$20.00 (new)
$19.99 (used)
Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet / Lonely Planet
$15.66 (new)
$14.12 (used)
Somaliland: With Addis Ababa & Eastern Ethiopia (Bradt Travel Guide)
Somaliland: With Addis Ababa & Eastern Ethiopia (Bradt Travel Guide)

Philip Briggs / Bradt Travel Guides
$14.34 (new)
$9.97 (used)
Michaela Meise: Eshi Addis Ababa
Michaela Meise: Eshi Addis Ababa
/ Koenig Books
$30.05 (new)
$29.13 (used)
Miss Passport City Guides Presents:  Mini 3 day Unforgettable Vacation Itinerary to Addis Ababa Ethiopia (Miss Passport Travel Guides Book)
Miss Passport City Guides Presents: Mini 3 day Unforgettable Vacation Itiner...

Sharon Bell / CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$11.13 (new)
$12.68 (used)
: Nowhere in Africa is urban development occurring as rapidly as in Ethiopias capital city, Addis Ababa, at the present moment. During the last decade and a half, massive construction projects in housing, commercial buildings and infrastructure have transformed the landscape of the city, creating a social experiment that has never been replicated on such a massive scale in Africa. This volume, written by Ethiopian and Finnish experts in urban planning, architecture, geography, and ethnology, documents for the first time Addis Ababas process of radical transformation. It asks how the citys poorest residents are affected by the current urban renewal, and identifies the most important challenges facing the citys residents as a result. Its conclusions focus on three issues: the livelihoods of low-income residents, their participation in the development of the city, and their social networks of support. This volume also traces out the organic forms of the citys development. Unlike cities in many other African countries, Addis Ababa emerged with only the thinnest traces of a brief colonial legacy: only five years under Italian occupation in the mid-20th century. The citys development has eluded many planners and has produced unique indigenous forms of urban living. The book records the current spatial relationships and older architectural forms in the old inner city currently slated for demolition. Numerous maps and illustrations are included to help readers visualize the topics discussed in the volume. The volume will be of interest to anyone interested in Addis Ababas history and character, as well as policymakers, urban planners, architects, human geographers, ethnographers and researchers of urban poverty and urban informality.
The Transformation of Addis Ababa

Laura Stark Elias Yitbarek Alemayehu / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
$119.95 (new)
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