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Urban France

1st Edition

By Ian Scargill


198 pages

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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


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



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban planning, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban markets, planning, transport planning, poverty, politics, forecasting techniques and an examination of the inner city in Europe and the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of planning. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology, geography, planning and urbanization respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography