THE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROGRAMME ON CITIES IN FRANCE: FIRST REMARKS ON ITS PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH ON URBAN PUBLIC POLICY

The author discusses the 1992 initiative and outlines research themes undertaken for an organisation bringing together agencies responsible for urban planning, infrastructure, housing and education and a major public bank. The programme was designed to overcome the division between research by the technical ministries and by the National Research Centre (CNRS) which both aim to improve planning and the analysis of social problems of urbanisation. The main research themes were: (a) the combination of the needs of the service user, the worker and the citizen; (b) the integration of migration flows and the production process of the built environment; (c) the production of urban forms and their meaning; (d) public health needs; and (e) public life and local management. There is a need for an understanding of the relationships between the objectives and achievements since the decentralisation of competencies and the contractualisation of public policies. The number of agencies involved in public intervention in cities has grown rapidly in France. Many more bodies negotiate with each other and an analysis of approach policies as a system of relations is required.

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    Blackwell Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • GAUDIN, J-P
  • Publication Date: 1994-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00665407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM