Originally published in 1983, Urban France examines the rapid growth in French cities between 1950-1980, and the serious consequences that have followed this rapid growth. This volume examines the nature of this urban explosion and the efforts of planners and others to find solutions to the resultant problems of the post-war period. The book addresses the debates surrounding the urban system, urban planning, housing and land use, retailing, and the inception of new towns.
Table of Contents
List of Tables List of Figures Dedication 1. Post-War Urbanization 2. The Urban System 3. Planning the Urban Hierarchy I: The Metropoles d’Equilibre 4. Planning the Urban Hierarchy II: The Medium Sized and Small Towns 5. Housing and Land Use Planning 6. Revolution in Retailing 7. Restoration of the City Centre 8. Paris 9. New Towns 10. Postscript Bibliography Index