Lessons from British and French New Towns: Paradise
Lost? explores the evolution of the New Towns in both France and the UK
from several perspectives including public policy, sociology, geography and
UK and French New Towns have many similarities in terms of
the role of the national state in tackling urgent problems of housing and urban
growth and in promoting innovative design and architecture. These innovative planned settlements have
left a contested and complex legacy, but are once again on the political and
urbanisation agenda in Europe, where a push for growth of housing and the
desire for sustainability are the new drivers of urban planning and design.
After years of the private development market being seen as the principal
instrument of urban growth and planning, it is time to assess the urban legacy
and the heritage of the UK and French New Towns. This book contrasts their
evolution on both sides of the Channel and shows what can be learned about post
war state planning and the future planning of new settlements.
Daniel Oviedo, Natalia Villamizar Duarte, Ana Ardila Pinto
This volume compiles contributions from international scholars on the social impacts of urban mobility and discussions on concepts and methods to examine the distributional effects of transport policies in Latin America.
Chapters discuss concepts and methods for explaining the distributional effects of transport policies and for exploring alternatives to ensure equity and non-discrimination in access for more inclusive cities. Recognizing the deep relationship between accessibility, equity and inclusion, the
contributions in this book are collated in three sections: structural dimensions of accessibility, active travel and local accessibility, and accessibility of emerging mobilities. The book builds on a balanced collection of case studies and comparative perspectives that showcase territorial,
economic, political and social drivers of urban mobility and the development of accessible and inclusive urban spaces in Latin American cities.