**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.
Table of Contents
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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'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
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