Ildefonso Cerda, his plan for Barcelona and Egalitarian Urban Science

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 (1980) Ildefonso Cerda, his plan for Barcelona and Egalitarian Urban Science. Technical Report. Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham.

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Compared with the work of Soria y Mata, Ildefonso Cerda's contribution to urban planning has been unjustly overlooked outside Spain. This paper reviews Cerda's City Expansion Plan for Barcelona(1855),with particular reference to the theory behind its physical structure and the nomenclature of its component parts. Problems in implementing the scheme are given prominence and accounted for in the light of vested commercial interests and legal constraints prevailing in nineteenth century Spain. Cerda's preoccupation with general spatial inequalities is also highlighted and the view propounded that his influence on planning thought is likely to increase as further evidence of his work is re-discovered.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (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: 27 Feb 2019 16:12
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:45

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