Just published: a co-authored article on entangled planning in Senegal

Another part of my joint research project with Dr. Liora Bigon has come to term. Following the panel discussion on grid planning that we organized at last September’s Urban Planning in Africa conference in Lisbon, and following our action-packed week of field work in Senegal in January 2018, comes a co-authored journal article on the entanglements of grid-planning practices in Senegal.

Ross, Eric & Liora Bigon (2018), “The Urban Grid and Entangled Planning Cultures in Senegal,” in Planning Perspectives, 26 p. DOI: 10.1080/02665433.2018.1453860. (click to download pdf version of article)

The three gridded neighborhoods allotted in Diourbel in the 1910s.

We have adapted the term “entanglement” from Shalini Randeria’s “Entangled Histories of Uneven Modernities.” The term describes how different spatial practices can be grafted to each other to the point where distinct genealogies of the various traditions are obscured.

Our next step is to find a publisher for our co-authored manuscript of grid planning in Senegal. Watch this space.

Works cited

Randeria, Shalini. “Entangled Histories of Uneven Modernities: Civil Society, Caste Solidarity and Legal Pluralism in Post-colonial India.” In Comparative and Transnational Histories, edited by Heinz-Gerhard Haupt and Jürgen Kocka, 77–105. Oxford, NY: Berghahn Books, 2009.

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About ericrossacademic

Professor of Geography at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
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