Deterioration of Heritage by Informal Urbanization in Mekelle, Ethiopia

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Abstract

This paper aims at the analysis of degradation of heritage by informal urbanization in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Due to rapid development and population growth, Mekelle has experienced great change in recent years and is now seriously menaced by this problem. Especially in the historical area of the central district, the situation is getting ever worse. In this study, careful observation and research was carried in the central district from both architectural and social point of view to understand this mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-350
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Central district
  • Deterioration of heritage
  • Ethiopia
  • Housing typology
  • Informal urbanization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cultural Studies

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