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Scholarship of Design
Systemic Shifts
Yetunde Olaiya
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In the span of one decade, Abidjan received two urban plans: the Badani plan (1952) and the SETAP plan (1959). Both times, a heterogeneous system was forged through the expertise of urban planning in an attempt to create a more efficient city. Both times, the urban plan succeeded only briefly while the associative forces holding it together staved off the dissociative forces ripping it apart. This article focuses on this broader movement of forces, that is, the systemic shifts, which manifested in both urban plans but had ramifications beyond them. Read the full article at Taylor & Francis.