As a result of colonisation Kano, one of largest and most important cities in Africa, has witnessed tremendous changes in its socio-political fabric. This has had profound effects on the spatial dimensions of the city and its environs, in particular the city's rapid physical development. This paper examines the urban form of the city of Kano using the tools and techniques of Space Syntax. It shows that the tremendous spatial expansion and physical development of Kano has not significantly affected the basic spatial structure of the city. The city has been able to successfully absorb almost 60 years of colonialism and its concomitant physical development. It argues that this spatial resilience is due to the basic principles enshrined in the spatial culture of the Hausa.