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Alienation Bypass - A Social Practice To Develop Space: The Case Of Setif'S Harat

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  • Messaoud ABBAOUI


    (Institute of Architecture and Earth Sciences, University Ferhat Abbas Setiff, 19000, Algeria)

  • Abderezak DJEMILI


    (Institute of Architecture and Earth Sciences, University Ferhat Abbas Setiff, 19000, Algeria)

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    Inhabitants have the capacity to divert spaces and to get round rules of urbanism without transgressing laws (we qualify this action as an "alienation bypass"). While acting on spaces such as Setif's harat, inhabitants invent harat souika (or dwelling souika). This research work shows inhabitants' skills in term of space's arrangements. The harat souika created by them remains a fine example. It is a type of mixed use building : a harat (compact housing unit) and a souika (permanent small souk or market). An innovation territory at a domestic scale that combines residences with stores and workplaces. It limits the residential scattering, avoids the urban sprawl and remains a compact housing very useful to the city.

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    Article provided by Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania in its journal Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 70-82

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    Handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:6:y:2011:i:1:p:70-82
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