Peripheral growth of Barcelona in the Franco era

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 (1979) Peripheral growth of Barcelona in the Franco era. Iberian Studies, 8 (1). pp. 13-28.

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The large-scale migration of population from country to city and the resultant population 'boom' in the major urban areas were important features of demographic growth in Spain in the Franco era. As a result, the urban fabric of the country's major cities was subjected to unprecedented pressures as the demand for housing and suitable land for new industries intensified and the built-up area of the major cities expanded outwards. This article examines the characteristics of this outward expansion - or peripheral urban growth - in Barcelona, where the population of the Sub-Region (excluding the Barcelona Municipality itself) quadrupled in the period 1940-1970. At the same time, the article attempts to account for the failure of the planning authorities to exert any effective control on urban growth in the Sub-Region throughout this period.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 14:13
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 12:31

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