Urban planning projects

Urban planning projects

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  • African Architecture Matters (archive creator)
  • Coen Beeker (archive creator)


Urban planning projects

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 1.95 l.m. of textual records
  • 309 photographic materials
  • 124 postcards
  • 90 maps
  • 1 videocassette

Scope and Content

The series documents Coen Beeker's urban planning projects in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Sudan between the 1980s to the early 2000s. The four porjects documented are: the restructuring of spontaneous neighbourhoods in Ouagadougou (1979-2005) and in Bobo-Dioulasso (1989-1993), Burkina Faso; the restructuring of a suburban area in Port Sudan, Sudan (ca. 1988); and the urban field development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1991-2004).

The series consists mostly of documents related to Beeker's project in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, such as activities reports, correspondence, maps, and aerial photographs. The series also includes a few documents related to his projects in Bobo-Dioulasso, Port Sudan and Addis Ababa.

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The series is arranged chronologically by urban planning projects.



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