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The Future of the Metropolis and its Form


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    HALL P. (1997) The future of the metropolis and its form, Reg. Studies 31, 211-220 In this paper, echoing the spirit and purpose of Michael Chisholm's best work, I discuss the economics of alternative patterns of land use and development. First, the paper revisits Anglo-American debates from the 1960s and 1970s on the economics of urban form. Second, it looks at significant new conclusions from work in Britain in the late-1980s and early-1990s. It then summarizes an emerging academic debate on sustainable urban development. Finally it looks at some relevant European policy initiatives on sustainable urban transportation and land use, and asks what pointers these intiatives offer to the future. HALL P. (1997) L'avenir du metropole et sa forme, Reg. Studies 31, 211-220. Se faisant l'echo de la pensee de Michael Chisholm, cet article cherche a discuter de l'economie des autres mode les relatifs a l'occupation et au developpement du sol. Primo, l'article reconsidere les debats angloamericains qui remontent aux annees 60 et 70 et qui portent sur l'economie de la forme urbaine. Secundo, il considere les resultats revelateurs qui proviennent des etudes faites en Grande-Bretagne a la fin des annees 80 et au debut des annees 90. Il s'ensuit un resume d'un debat academique naissant a propos du developpement urbain viable. Pour conclure, il examine quelques dispositifs politiques europeens pertinents au sujet du transport et de l'occupation du sol urbains et viables, et considere les indications de ces dispositifs quant a l'avenir. HALL P. (1997) Zukunft und Form der Metropole, Reg. Studies 31, 211-220. In diesem, Geist und Absichten Michael Chisholms hervorragendste Arbeiten widerspiegelnden Aufsatz wird die Wirtschaftlichkeit alternativer Bodennutzung und-entwicklung behandelt. Der Aufsatz kehrt zuna�chst zu den anglo-amerikanischen Diskussionen der sechziger und siebziger Jahre zuru�ck, welche die Wirtschaftlichkeit sta�dtischer Formen zum Thema hatten, um sich dann signifikanten neuen Schlussfolgerungen zuzuwenden, die auf Arbeiten in Grossbritannien gegen Ende der achtziger und zu Beginn der neunziger Jahre zuru�ckgehen. Dem folgt eine Zusammenfassung einer sich gegenwa�rtig herausbildenden akademischen Diskussion u�ber nachhaltige sta�dtische Entwicklung. Abschliessend werden gewisse diesbezu�gliche Initiativen der Europapolitik in Sachen nachhaltigen sta�dtischen Verkehrswesens und Bodennutzung besprochen, und die Frage nach ihrer zukunftweisenden Funktion auf geworfen.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 31 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 211-220

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:31:y:1997:i:3:p:211-220

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    Keywords: Metropolis; Sustainability; Transport; Land Use; Urban Economics;


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