Cities of Change: Addis Ababa
Publisher: Birkhauser, Editors Mark Angelil, Dirk Hebel, ISBN: 9783035608045, Format: Softcover, 256pp, 270x210mm
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is one of the fastest transforming environments on the globe. The product of a research initiative by ETH Zurich, Addis Ababa University and the Ethiopian Capacity Building Program into sustainable urban development strategies for this emerging territory, the book explores planning and design methods that can be transferred to other 'cities of change'.
A revised second edition, the book covers recent developments, such as the increasing influence of China in African countries and high-density developments. Rather than upholding an idealised vision, the publication acknowledges the heterogeneous conditions of urban territories and makes a case for their transformation over time.