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A New Beginning?

Spatial Planning and Research in Europe between 1945 and 1975

Distributed for Campus Verlag

A New Beginning?

Spatial Planning and Research in Europe between 1945 and 1975

How spatial planning was transformed in Europe in the postwar period.

Spatial planning is a typical European attempt to shape the development of societies by ordering their territory. It emerged in the nineteenth century from colonial settlement and conquest projections, urban reform, and conservative or even fascist fantasies of order. With this legacy, further burdened by the Soviet planned economy, spatial planning entered a new epoch after 1945. Since then, it has attempted to participate in the reconstruction of Europe and to accompany the path into modern society, mass democracy, and mass prosperity. Therefore, parallel to the social changes between 1945 and 1975, a reform of spatial planning began from Spain to Germany and from the Netherlands to Italy. However, these developments found themselves in competition with the specialized planning of the ministries, economic framework planning, and the market economy. In the process, spatial planning was transformed, becoming an institutional part of the European legal and social states.  
 

470 pages | 20 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Architecture: European Architecture

History: Urban History


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Table of Contents

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Detlef Briesen and Wendelin Strubelt I Spatial planning in selected European countries Spatial planning in Switzerland from 1945 to 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Martina Schretzenmayr The role of spatial planning in the organization of Poland’s space 1945-1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Tadeusz Marszal Polish regional and spatial planning, a short account of 20thplus century . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Grzegorz Gorzelak A long path. Spatial planning and research in Austria from 1945 until 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Gerhard Schimak Aménagement du territoire in France 1945–1975: a synchronic analysis . . . 105 Frédéric Santamaria 1945–1975: What if Italy had been reconstructed through spatial planning? . . . 123 Maria Prezioso The Spanish case: from integral to sectoral plans; from land use to building permits for economic growth and developers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Joaquín Farinós Dasí Barcelona 1950–1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Andreu Ulied 6 Contents Dutch spatial planning experience, the era of rebuilding 1950–1975 . . . 203 Len de Klerk and Ries van der Wouden Luxembourg-Kirchberg: heading towards the new European city . . . . . 217 Markus Hesse Land use, settlement, regional and territorial planning in the German Democratic Republic – on concepts and significance of spatial planning in Eastern Germany 1945–1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Wendelin Strubelt Spatial planning in Western Germany from 1945 to 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Detlef Briesen II Reflexions Spatial planning in Switzerland and the Federal Republic of Germany. Approaches to a comparison for the period after 1945 – with a view to future perspectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Martin Lendi Dutch planning: insider/outsider perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 Andreas Faludi FrenchAménagement du Territoire: roots and underlying narratives. New perspectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Guy Baudelle and Jean Peyrony III European perspectives Spatial planning in Europe: from curiosity and engagement to scepticism and hope – a planner’s European journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353 Klaus R. Kunzmann In search of unknowable novelty – a challenge to European spatial planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383 Peter Ache A short history of European spatial policy since 1945 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407 Karl Peter Schön Contents 7 What if there had been a spatial vision for Europe? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441 Kai Böhme and Maria Toptsidou Appendix About the authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463

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