PANEL 5.01

Re-building Urban Ethiopia : Cities in Progress / Endangered Cities

Coordination:
Pauline BOSREDON, Université Lille 1, France.

Today, Ethiopia is thought in terms of development and modern prospects with a vision of "growth and transformation"(1). The Ethiopian government asserts its commitment to end poverty and to reach the rank of emerging country.
In this context, the Ethiopian model, historically focused on the rural world, is challenged. The city is no longer dedicated to be a political network or to be a point of communications and business. Urban spaces become indeed spaces of modernity and change: they attract investors and the access to land is getting more and more expensive, especially in the capital.
These spaces are then in the grip of fast reorganization: redevelopment of the centres, heritage process and tourism development in some cities, large-scale housing projects but also an increase of the business centres. Cities appear as a special showcase of a new “reborn”(2) Ethiopia. Ethiopian cities are faced then with a deep renewal, a radical reconstruction: the popular neighbourhoods are gradually disappearing, giving way to functional urban complexes. Displaced households are subject to forced residential mobility and have usually to resettle in peripheral areas. Cities know a critical moment of their history and because of the deterioration of their urban fabric, we can fear the emergence of fractures and severe segregation. The popular town -- which used to be seen until now as inclusive for urban poor people -- would it be endangered?
The panel invites to debate researches that seek to analyze the current urban changes and to question the forms, between losses and reconstructions.
(1)Cf. FDRE (FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA, MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT), 2010, Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) – 2010/11 – 2014/15 - Draft, Addis Abeba.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Mrs

BJERKLI Camilla Louise

Power in waste: exclusion of the urban poor in planning for a modern high-tech Integrated Solid Waste Management system in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mrs

BOSREDON Pauline, BRIDONNEAU Marie & DUROYAUME Perrine

The Ethiopian City: A Critical Approach

Mr.

DEMISSIE FERDISSA

Effects of ethnic decentralization on multiethnic cities in Ethiopia: the case of Adama and Hawassa towns

Mr.

EZANA HADDIS

Factors Influencing Affected Group Participation in Urban Redevelopment in Addis Ababa: The Case of Senga Tera-Fird Bet I Project

Mrs

HAIMANOT WOLDGBRIAL

Implementation assessment of Addis Abeba Urban Renewal Program

Ms.

OKAZAKI Rumi

Analysis on the Living Status of the Historical District in Gondar, Ethiopia

Mrs

PIERRAT Adeline

For a modern, « Green and Clean Addis Ababa »: a comparison of politics speech and reality about solid waste management.

Mr

RONY Emmenegger

Map making in an urban arena: cartography and the regulation of urban land in Jigjiga town

Mr

TIUMELISSAN Agazi

Attitude and knowledge of people living in areas due for urban redevelopment towards living in condominiums

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are advised to submit their paper to the Organizing Committee
before September 30, 2012
.

Papers will be published as pre-proceedings on the website, under each panel section.

Papers should be limited to ca. 5000 words or 30,000 signs (including spaces).

Papers have to be submitted online, by uploading under each panel section (go to the page of the panel in which your paper is selected and upload your text).

Papers can also be sent to the Organizing Committee (organization@ices18.org) with specification of panel number.

Submitted papers will be directly transmitted to the panel organizers and published online after approval by the panel organizers.

Guidelines to authors for formatting papers:

Transilteration systems for Ethiosemitic languages



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