Spain: Urban Decentralisation

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 and Smith, Roger (1978) Spain: Urban Decentralisation. Built Environment, 4 (1). pp. 49-55.

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The growth of Spain's cities has generally followed a set pattern: the city remained enclosed within its medieval walls until the mid-nineteenth century; expansion beyond the walls followed in the late 19th and 20th centuries forming the city's "ensanche" (expansion), usually based on a development plan; then, the mid 20th century witnessed the growth of the periphery and its overflowing into the metropolitan area. In recent years, however, attempts have been made to create satellite settlements and new towns outside of the main cities, including the new towns of Tres Cantos and Riera de Caldes outside Madrid and Barcelona respectively. It thus seems an opportune moment to examine the earlier attempts to decentralise Spain's cities, which largely failed in the implementation stage.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 29 May 2024 09:15
Last Modified: 29 May 2024 15:37

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