Rabat retrospective: Colonial heritage in a Moroccan urban laboratory

  title={Rabat retrospective: Colonial heritage in a Moroccan urban laboratory},
  author={Lauren B. Wagner and Claudio Minca},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={3011 - 3025}
Louis H-G Lyautey’s legacy as colonial regent of Morocco and as an innovator in French urban planning resonates through his transformation of Rabat according to entirely new spatial logics of modernity. While his plans produced conditions for structural difficulty in indigenous housing, they also enabled the preservation of historic monuments as spaces for tourist consumption – that are now, post-Independence, considered part of Moroccan national history. The grand colonial vision of Lyautey is… 

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