**This book was originally printed as a hardback in 1991. The paperback released in 2011 is a reprint of the original**Planning and Urban Growth in Nordic Countries examines urban development and planning in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Emphasis is on the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, and the authors of each 'country-study' look at their own national developments against the background of those in other Nordic countries well as the rest of Europe and the USA.
'Very well-presented book to be most fascinating and enjoyable to read … the book is extensively illustrated.' - Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design
'A pioneering job has been done, not least by the editor, on a large but little researched topic … You will also have met the first ambitious attempt to bring an overview of Nordic planning into the international planning literature.' - Town Planning Review
'… an excellent overview of this fascinating topic. The overviews of each country are all of a high standard. The book will be of value to anyone with an interest in urban development and settlement patterns.' - CSM
'This book provides an excellent overview of this fascinating topic, flavoured with portraits of planners, their works, philosophies and personalities.' - RICS
Preface. Contributors. The North - Does It Exist? - Thomas Hall. Urban Planning in Denmark - Bo Larsson and Ole Thomassen. Urban Planning in Finland after 1850 - Mikael Sundman. Urban Planning in Norway - Erik Lorange and Jan Eivind Myhre. Urban Planning in Sweden - Thomas Hall. Concluding Remarks: Is There a Nordic Planning Tradition? - Thomas Hall. Index.
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