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Periodical article Periodical article
Title:The Casbah of Algiers's Transformation between 1833 and 1859: Expropriation, Concession, and Plot Remodeling
Authors:Hadjilah, Asma
Chérif, Nabila
Periodical:Journal of Urban History (ISSN 0096-1442)
Geographic term:Algeria
Subject:Urbanization and Migration
External link:https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0096144219835158
Abstract:This article presents the role of expropriation regulations and concession cases in remodeling the plot of precolonial Algiers. It also examines its consequences on domestic architecture. Urban development undertaken during the nineteenth century in the Casbah of Algiers resulted in the first settlement of the colonial city. The transformation of the old street network and the opening of streets through existing constructions were essentially based on declarations of public utility for expropriation. As a result of this regulation, there was an increase in requests for the concession of public land, allowing owners to rebuild according to the new alignments.