1st Edition

Building Regulations and Urban Form, 1200-1900

Edited By Terry R. Slater, Sandra M.G. Pinto Copyright 2018
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    350 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Towns are complicated places. It is therefore not surprising that from the beginnings of urban development, towns and town life have been regulated. Whether the basis of regulation was imposed or agreed, ultimately it was necessary to have a law-based system to ensure that disagreements could be arbitrated upon and rules obeyed. The literature on urban regulation is dispersed about a large number of academic specialisms. However, for the most part, the interest in urban regulation is peripheral to some other core study and, consequently, there are few texts which bring these detailed studies together. This book provides perspectives across the period between the high medieval and the end of the nineteenth century, and across a geographical breadth of European countries from Scandinavia to the southern fringes of the Mediterranean and from Turkey to Portugal. It also looks at the way in which urban regulation was transferred and adapted to the colonial empires of two of those nations.

    1. Building Regulations and Urban Form: An Introduction  Terry R. Slater and Sandra M.G. Pinto  2. Islamic Building Regulations: The Fourteenth-Century Tunis Book and its Counterparts  Mohd Dani Muhamad  3. Regulation of Private Building Activity in Medieval Lisbon  Sandra M.G. Pinto  4. Policies and Regulations in the Forming of Late-Medieval Trogir (Croatia)  Ana Plosnić Škarić  5. Streets and the Commune: Italy in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance  David Friedman  6. Building Regulations and Urban Development in Antwerp and Bruges, 1200-1700  Heidi Deneweth  7. Building Regulations and Urban Development in Late Medieval Elburg and Early Modern Amsterdam  Jaap Evert Abrahamse and Reinout Rutte  8. Early Modern Building Regulation in England: Midland Towns, 1400–1800  Terry R. Slater  9. Beautifying the City and Improving the Streets with Building Permits: Lyons, 1580–1770  Bernard Gauthiez and Olivier Zeller  10. Risk, (In)Security, Regulation and Architecture in Nouvelle France  André Bélanger and Anne Bordeleau  11. The Politics of Health: Urban Regulation and Planning in the Spanish Colonies During the Eighteenth Century  Claudia Murray  12. Regulating the Growth of Dublin, 1750–1850  Rob Goodbody  13. The Development of Ottoman Urban Regulations: Istanbul, 1700–1900  Işıl Çokuğraş and C. İrem Gençer  14. Construction Regulations in Athens, 1833–1864: Creating a Metropolis  Dora Monioudi-Gavala  15. Building Regulations in Livonian Towns and Their Impact on Local Urban Space 1697–1904  Mart Siilivask


    Terry R. Slater is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of GEES at the University of Birmingham (UK).

    Sandra M.G. Pinto is an architect and postdoctoral fellow at the CHAM (Portuguese Centre for Global History – FCSH/NOVA-UAç, Lisbon).