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Tema

In 1957, Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana independent. While Ghana was still a British colony, the decision was made to build Tema Harbour, as part of the Volta River…

Thamesmead

In the mid-1960s, the Greater London Council (GLC) initiated the setup of a programme and design of a New Town for no less than 60,000 people in East London: Thamesmead. After the…

Urbanización Caja de Agua

The Caja de Agua development was initially proposed by the Peruvian state housing agency in 1961, as part of its programme to create a new kind of housing  project: the Urbanización…

Ekbatan

During the 1960s and 1970s, the close economic ties between the USA and Iran encouraged many American firms to develop various mega-projects in Iran. In  1966, the Iranian Ministry…

Shushtar New Town

Shushtar New Town is one of the most well-known housing projects in contemporary Iranian architecture. Located close to the ancient city of Shushtar in the southwest of Iran, Shushtar…

CIDCO Housing

In 1964 Charles Correa, Pravina Mehta and Shirish Patel proposed a radical plan to restructure Mumbai (then Bombay) by developing land across the harbour to accommodate the city’s…

Sangharsh Nagar

Mumbai is both the financial capital of India and its largest city. The city’s planning authorities are faced with the enormous task of accommodating Mumbai’s  ever-increasing…

Mickey Leland

Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is one of the 35 fastest-growing cities in the world. According to predictions by UN-Habitat (2015), in this decade the  population of…

Cidade Horizonte do Uíge

Angola was at war from 1961 to 2002. First, there was the Angolan War of Independence (1961-1974), then, after the country’s independence from the colonial rule of the Portuguese,…

Out now! DASH - Global Housing

In emerging economies all over the world, massive urbanization leads to an acute need of affordable housing. DASH Global Housing is a special double issue focused on architectural and…

Soon featuring in DASH - Global Housing

Shushtar New Town, designed by Kamran Diba, is one of the most well-known housing projects in contemporary Iranian architecture. Located close to the ancient city of Shushtar in the…

DASH - Global Housing

We are still working hard to finalize the last content for the upcoming DOUBLE issue of DASH! Among others, this issue will feature essays by Helen Gyger (Mediating Informality: The…