Haussmannization (Noun):The creative destruction of something for thebetterment of society1, this term was first used to describe theconstructional changes Paris underwent by Georges-Eugène Haussmann; later on itwas used on the same changes that occurred in every city he touched. Before Haussmannization, Paris was tremendously cramped with traffic, infestedwith diseases, and insanitary. The city vulnerable to attacks and it was harderto protect the citizens or guide the troops in an overcrowded space.After Haussmannization, the new sewage systems provided the citizens withclean drinking water and less diseases, they had access to clean air, hightourism, greener parks, and a beautiful city. But just when you think this developmentcaused numerous achievements, it also took away countless great things.
Haussmann’s”straight lines” in the city’s map intersected with a lot of dwellings andhistorical buildings. This meant that a tremendous number of citizens wereforced to leave their households and relocated towards the city outskirts. Mostof these citizens were from the lower-class and lived in the slums.
They wereokay with moving out of their homes Hoping for a better change because they believedthey would come back to something better. In this essay I will be talking aboutHaussmann’s work in Paris and Cairo in regards to 2 topics “Beauty” and”Power”.