Embedded Support : Chinese Aid Projects in the Horn of Africa—Case Studies of Djibouti City and Addis Ababa

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExporting Chinese Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationHistory, Issues and “One Belt One Road”
EditorsCharlie Qiuli Xue, Guanghui Ding
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Chapter9
Pages187-205
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-2786-7
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-2785-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Abstract

Lacking resources and still under the shadow of their colonial past, the countries in the Horn of Africa have struggled over past decades with low urbanization rates and high poverty rates. Since the 1970s, China has provided aid projects to these countries in the form of public buildings, educational projects, and infrastructure. Such projects, which aim to support local economic development, have been embedded in the countries’ urban life and have furthered the indigenous urbanization process. This chapter is based on research combining documentary collection with on-site investigation and observation of urban space and development, and interviews that were conducted with scholars, managers, and building end-users to examine Chinese aid projects and their roles. Taking Djibouti City and Addis Ababa as examples, this chapter analyzes how Chinese aid projects in the Horn of Africa have been embedded in urban space and have supported urban development. It aims to provide a realistic view of Chinese aid projects overseas, rethinking the process of design, construction, implementation, and subsequent operation and maintenance.

Citation Format(s)

Embedded Support: Chinese Aid Projects in the Horn of Africa—Case Studies of Djibouti City and Addis Ababa. / Zhang, Lujia; Wan, Yan; Liu, Xinyu et al.
Exporting Chinese Architecture: History, Issues and “One Belt One Road”. ed. / Charlie Qiuli Xue; Guanghui Ding. Singapore: Springer, 2022. p. 187-205.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review