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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cities physics prospect

Referência da AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja

Jan Kallwejt
The ideal city. That was what the French had in mind when they made Hanoi the capital of colonial Indochina at the turn of the twentieth century. To modernize the tropical city, French administrators, technocrats and engineers built railways, bridges and an opera house. But rather than becoming a symbol of success in their southeast Asian colonial project, Hanoi became an example of urban apartheid. The European quarter was renovated with wide, tree-lined avenues, and large, spacious villas. Whereas the old quarter, home to the native Indochinese, was a place of narrow roads and overcrowded buildings./.../

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