Cities and Metropolises in France and Germany
In both countries, France and Germany, there is great pressure to change and adapt towards new forms of urbanity and to conceive new strategic approaches with limited public finance and a need for economic efficiency. Not all types of urban areas are equally affected by these issues. The book aims to do justice to this situation, considering in both cases the context of the national urban systems. As it proved impossible to address all the topics relevant to the spatial development of urban and rural areas, the authors decided to concentrate on a number of important topical themes which are undoubtedly relevant in both countries, albeit in different ways, and which could be significant for a comparison. The focus is thus on issues related to metropolises, small and medium-sized towns and particularly current issues of urbanity, sustainability, Smart Cities, transport and mobility, and the role of crossborder urban development. The structure of the chapters is conceived in these terms. Besides scientific and theoretical approaches, the authors also consider the practical planning perspective and methodological aspects of the topic at hand. They mainly address three relevant factors: the differences between the two institutional systems, the development paths and historical constants, and how new challenges are addressed on both sides of the border.
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Evelyn Gustedt, Ulrike Grabski-Kieron, Christophe Demazière, Didier Paris
Transformation in cities and regions: current themes in Germany and France – three significant points of discussion
Didier Paris, Evelyn Gustedt
Institutional differences in Germany and France – between spatial reform and persistence
Brigitte Adam, Guy Baudelle, Marc Dumont
Spatial doctrines of urban development – persistence and change in the course of time
Christophe Demazière, Patricia Feiertag, Didier Paris, Karsten Zimmermann, Jérôme Dubois
The development of metropolises in Germany and France
Ulrike Grabski-Kieron, Annabelle Boutet
Small and medium-sized towns – situation, development and prospects in different types of areas
Peter Dehne, Jens Hoffmann, Hélène Roth, Hélène Mainet
Policies and urban planning in small and medium-sized towns in Germany and France
Laurent Guihéry, Julia Jarass
Mobility and transport policy in Germany and France: time for change and... joint solutions?
Helga Kanning, Frank Scholles, François Mancebo
The sustainable and participatory city: a challenging concept!
Nicolas Douay, Christian Lamker
New technologies, new tools, new organisation of the city: towards a new digital planning?
Jean Peyrony, Franziska Sielker, Thomas Perrin
Cross-border territorial cooperation between France and Germany: evolution, convergence and perspectives
Ulrike Grabski-Kieron, Christophe Demazière, Evelyn Gustedt, Didier Paris
Résumé and Outlook