Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 6(1), pp. 18 - 24
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2018.060102
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Urban Strategies for a Renewal of Algerian Cities: Constantine of Tomorrow

Naouel Hanane Boudjabi 1, Foued Bouzahzah 1,*, Abdelouhab Bouchareb 2
1 Institute of Management of the Urban Techniques, University Constantine 3, Algeria
2 Faculty of Architecture and Urban planning, University Constantine 3, Algeria


The town is not 'fixed', it is constantly developing, transforming, extending, renewing... These developments are made according to inhabitants needs, the evolution of lifestyles, opportunities or territory projects, policies, wills ... etc.; But also according to the capacities for the evolution of urban fabrics and social acceptability of this evolution. Today, urban intervention takes place in a context of 're-urbanization' marked by territorial and socio-economic complexity and by uncertainty. While new fabrics become increasingly important and concern the notion of 'project' instead of that of 'plan'. In Algeria, since independence in 1962, the town plan had been promoted as a 'plan' which had worked to extend the city beyond its fringes in order to respond to ever-increasing demands for housing. After years of drastic cuts in public spending, a turning point seems to be taking place. Indeed, the last two decades have been marked by many political, economic and social modifications at the same time. Through a financial upturn, the government committed itself to a series of reforms aimed at boosting the economy, increasing housing and employment, and undertaking extensive urban restructuring work. This new socio-economic context has led, in an unprecedented way, actions and interventions on the existing urban fabrics, to prefigure Algerian city modification and bringing out new and complex problems. Thus, in parallel with an Algerian city that continues to spread, the existing city is moved by a profusion of structuring public projects but also different operations of transformations; So many actions that can be assimilated to the beginnings of urban renewal for the Algerian city. The capital of Algerian east 'Constantine', is a city that could be described as an 'incomplete metropolis', it is highly renowned for many specificities, yet it has a specific crisis in relation to its context and its Urbanization, its upgrading is imminent and adapts itself to the international economy within the framework of a sustainable development in relation with the quality of life and the future of future generations. It seems to know, as Algerian cities do, many actions and projects that are transforming. The main objective of this work is first, to examine the effectiveness and relevance of the degree of involvement and involvement of local actors, in particular the users, and finally to consider the consistency of the programs.

Urban Strategies, Urban Renewal, Mutated City, the Future Town, Constantine

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[1] Naouel Hanane Boudjabi , Foued Bouzahzah , Abdelouhab Bouchareb , "Urban Strategies for a Renewal of Algerian Cities: Constantine of Tomorrow," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 18 - 24, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2018.060102.

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Naouel Hanane Boudjabi , Foued Bouzahzah , Abdelouhab Bouchareb (2018). Urban Strategies for a Renewal of Algerian Cities: Constantine of Tomorrow. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 6(1), 18 - 24. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2018.060102.