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Articles by Matthew Gandy
Learning from Lagos
NLR 33, May-June 2005, pp. 37-52in
Subjects: Architecture , Nigeria , Cities
Africa’s largest city not as chaotic laboratory of urban form, but end result of a specific historical trajectory. Beyond Koolhaas’s diagrammatic insights, the real context of spiralling debts, kleptocrat elite, infra-structural collapse and burgeoning informal sector as factors in Lagos’s expansion.Read this article or download a PDF file
Also available in Spanish