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The remaking of imperial Paris
Claire Hancock

medieval streets. Writing on London in 1872, Taine expressed the common idea that ‘certainly Napoleon III demolished and rebuilt Paris only because he had lived in London …’. 8 While the political absolutism of the urban redevelopment strategy was clearly at odds with English ways of shaping the cityscape, specific elements of the new Paris made direct reference to admired features of London. Although attempts to create Parisian docks on a scale at all comparable with London’s were predictably unsuccessful they were

in Imperial cities
Between garden and city
Alain Sinou

According to a plan for urban redevelopment and extension of the town, published in the journal l’Architecture d’aujourd’hui in the same year. 32 See Richard Kauffmann, ‘Aménagement des colonies juifs en Palestine et principalement des colonies agricoles de l

in Garden cities and colonial planning
Martin Thomas

of paved roads, clean water supplies and ample space while their indigenous subjects were crowded into the poorest housing with minimal public services. After attending the 1930 centennial celebrations of French rule in Algeria, even Le Corbusier, France’s most renowned architect of the early twentieth century, produced an ambitious scheme for the urban redevelopment of

in The French empire between the wars