Urban Planning in British Colonial Africa: The Port City Lagos, 1851-1960
There is little existing Chinese literature on urban planning policies of colonial cities in sub-Saharan Africa. The ongoing efforts to promote development on the continent are unlikely to succeed without an adequate understanding of colonial spatial policies. These policies, or some slightly modified version thereof, continue to guide spatial development projects in Africa. The paper examines the urban planning in Lagos, the chief British colonial port in West Africa from the establishment of the colony in the middle of 19 th century up to the independence of Nigeria in 1960. It traces the relationships between the concepts and practices of town planning and the colonial doctrines and policies. The paper also analyses the historical and philosophical foundations of the colonial policies with the contemporary European colonial ideology and doctrines settings.
【CateGory Index】： TU982.5