LEARNING FROM FOREIGN EXPERIENCE: NEW TOWNS IN BRITAIN AND FRANCE

From a review of the British and French concepts of town planning, it is evident that, while the French concept of town planning has been on a large regional concept, the British concept of town planning is only now being made in such terms. Ironically, the British have a long tradition of new town planning, while the French have only just begun. British new towns have depended almost entirely on government financing. On the other hand the French government is developing bold legislative, administrative, and economic incentives to attract large private investment in their towns. In summary, this article concludes that, while new towns in both countries originated from the need to solve regional problems, the new town as defined in each country must be viewed in light of existing urban growth patterns, the tradition of private enterprise, the tradition of local and central governments, and the various life styles of the population.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Authors:
    • Fain Jr, W
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 131-141
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM