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NLR 33, May-June 2005

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.

Matthew Gandy

Learning from Lagos

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Matthew Gandy ‘Learning from Lagos’, NLR 33

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