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The European City
A Western Perspective

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ISBN 9780367771287
May 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1991, this book focusses on the philosophies, histories and processes which have made the West European city system rich in internal variety yet distinct from that of the rest of western industrialised urban society. It synthesizes international experiences in particular aspects of urban policy making, with reference to Germany, France and Benelux. The book covers urban planning in its broadest sense – from economic, socio-spacial, recreational, housing and transport perspectives.

Table of Contents

1. The Role of History, Nation and Ideology 2. The European Tradition of Urban Planning 3. Socio-Spatial Structure of Cities 4. Economic Activities in the City 5. Urban Transport Planning 6. Housing 7. Urban Conservation 8. Urban Recreation Planning 9. Planning the Tourist City 10. Urban Planning: National and International Influences 11. City Planning Case Studies 12. New Towns and Urban Planning in Western Europe 13. Conclusion.

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