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This article analyzes the implementation of urban planning through the different plans and / or draft plans that the city of Kinshasa experienced after the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo. From the regional plan of 1967 also called Plan Auguste Arsac to that of 2015 known as the Schéma d'Orientation Stratégique de l'Agglomération Kinoise "SOSAK", this note allows us to understand the evolution of these systems including changes in logic are essentially linked to the observation that the city is done differently. To this end, in a comparative and diachronic approach, this work explores the different moments according to the imaginations of the city which underlie them or according to what they will really do to the city and the projects that can prevail. It establishes in the last resort that the development of the city takes place in parallel with these instruments whose guarantors supposed to ensure their implementation do not themselves respect the rules which ensue from it. Hence, it would be necessary to rethink the way of seeing the city for those responsible for drawing up and implementing plans by integrating the representation that the inhabitants have of the city and by drawing inspiration from the local practices of the city in mutation.


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Kinshasa, from urban planning to the pitfalls of its implementation. Towards what new perspectives?. (2022). African Cities Journal, 3(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.34915/acj.v3i1.98

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