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With elegant Art Deco buildings and streets named after former communist dictators, Maputo has been referred to as an African Havana. However, Joseph Hammond explains how the recent population explosion and sudden urban growth of Maputo has threatened the architectural heritage of the Mozambican capital, home to some of the most unique and varied architecture in Africa.

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Without identifiable loci, visitors to Boylston Street, bearing flowers, handwritten notes or other mementos, subtly but uneasily shuffle their feet, unsure where to stand or where to place their tokens of remembrance.

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The Global Urbanist is an online magazine reviewing urban affairs and urban development issues in cities throughout the developed and developing world.

Its readers are drawn from the urban policy and international development sectors, and include urban planners, officers in local, national or international government agencies, civil society leaders, and researchers.

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