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Social changes, changes in spaces: what management strategy for cities;the case of the city of Laghouat(Algeria)

Sociology International Journal
Abdelkader Abdellaoui

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With the communication highways, information begins, little by little, to escape from the traditional centers of political, military, business or even religious power. In society, which believes that it is gradually freeing itself from these powers, doubt is beginning to settle in, a number of questions arise, a new breed of commentators, youtubers, influencers, interpreters and preachers in all areas of social life that try to draw you into their context, their culture or their fashion. Moreover, the globalization of exchanges, relations, transportation tools, financial networks and marketing calls into question, implicitly and slyly, the concepts of State, Nation, Community, the very belonging of the ‘Individual to a “group”, as part of a united Whole. The citizen is becoming more and more an individual connected to his telephone and isolated from the rest. But with the decrease in resources and the increase in constraints of all kinds, the people wonder about their past, their future, their present; the malaise it is going through. She wonders about the modes of governance that are imposed on her, about the many problems she faces daily and the solutions that we cannot offer her. She looks elsewhere and compares, compares herself to other societies and begins to dream, to hope and, very quickly, to express her anger. The viable geographical space which is shrinking from year to year, the anarchic and how rapid expansion of agglomerations, the resources which are running out are all sources of additional concern for societies which are looking for themselves and no longer find themselves in an organizational system they no longer understand, tossed as they are between a protective past, a tempting present and an elusive future. This article attempts, for the city of Laghouat, to identify the difficulties to be overcome for a new management of spaces and for societal education. He then proposes the implementation of a management strategy based on the creation of a complete database on the physical spaces, the infrastructures, the networks (including the urban transport networks) as well as the services involved in the day-to-day management of the city


sustainable management, environment, resource management