Ali Mendjeli, Algeria, Africa
 
 
Year1988latitude: 36° 14'
longitude: 6° 34'
Period
Initiator(s)Government of Algeria, Wali de la Wilaya de Constantine
Planning organizationOffice of local studies URBACO (ex CADAT)
Nationality initiator(s)Algerian
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants200,000
Target population335,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.joradp.dz/Jo2000/2000/049/FP8.pdf
http://www.joradp.dz/Jo2000/2014/019/FP10.pdf
http://www.photofolle.net/ali-mendjeli-la-nouvelle-ville
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loD9jt8Nnoo
http://bu.umc.edu.dz/theses/sc-terre/KAS4812.pdf
http://anneemaghreb.revues.org/2363#ftn1
http://www.elmouwatin.dz/IMG/article_PDF/article_a3759.pdf
https://emam.revues.org/1226
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


source: http://www.photofolle.net /ali-mendjeli-la-nouvelle -ville/




source: http://www.photofolle.net /ali-mendjeli-la-nouvelle -ville/




source: http://www.photofolle.net /ali-mendjeli-la-nouvelle -ville/




source: http://www.photofolle.net /ali-mendjeli-la-nouvelle -ville/




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The decision to plan the new town of Ali Mendjeli came with the intent to solve the housing and congestion problems related to the city of Constantine and its satellites towns and ensure a more balanced spatial distribution of the inhabitants.
The original plan, drawn up by URBACO at the beginning of the 90s, comply with the principles of safety, accessibility, attraction and progressive development. It should respond to the need for flexibility, creating road network and strategic land use able to guarantee a number of alternatives and the possibilities of location of future facilities and residential developments.
Concretely the proposed structure of the city has a compact form.
Moreover the process of its realization was not free of troubles, going through periods of rapid development but also long pauses.
Unfortunately the new town could not fulfill the legitimate expectations of its inhabitants: to settle down its population it would have created jobs and long term investment in order be attractive new and productive.
Nowadays the town of Ali Mendjeli struggles with the image of a city characterized by a poor aesthetic value and a scarce maintenance of monotonous buildings, looking like a large set of hotels, reserved for all those who, during the day, live elsewhere.

source: INTI

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