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Features of historical developmentof the urban environment of the city of Algiers in the period 1830-1962








The article examines the main stages of the historical and urban development of the city of Algiers, particularly its growth and urban changes during the period from 1830 to 1962. Starting from the early 1830-s., Algiers became the scene of major construction activities carried out in accordance with the French idea of the development of the city which was to become the capital of the French colony.There were two directions of development, namely, construction on the territory of the «White City» (Kasbah) and construction outside the Ottoman fortifications, on free land areas. Construction activities on the territory of the old city led to irreparable losses of the urban environment. During this period, the historical part of Algiers underwent profound social, economic, cultural and spatial changes. The new districts were built in accordance with the style trends existing in this period in Europe.


Bouriche Meriem Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

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