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The role of expropriation regulations and concession cases in remodeling the plot of precolonial Algiers. It also examines its consequences on domestic architecture.

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This article focuses on the urban reorganizations undertaken within the Casbah through the study of expropriation regulations, particularly those of 1833, 1834, and 1859. Our aim is to examine the role of these regulations regarding plot remodeling, the types of construction generated by the new streets, and their specific characteristics.


This article explains the conditions of its development of a hybrid domestic architecture, it also heralds its diversity and architectural richness, which futures researches should aim to study.

Asma Hadjilah
Ecole Polytechnique d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme

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This page is a summary of: The Casbah of Algiers’s Transformation Between 1833 and 1859: Expropriation, Concession, and Plot Remodeling, Journal of Urban History, March 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0096144219835158.
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