Architecture and daily life: the revitalization of a French neighborhood.

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Abstract

Focuses on the urban renewal process in the Alma-Gare district of the northern French industrial city of Roubaix, which has been notable for the direct participation of the pre-existing community in the redevelopment process. The background of the physical and social fabric, renewal and community organization is first sketched, followed by a full discussion of the planning and architectural design process. Finally, illustrates the importance placed upon the social meaning of space in the redevelopment process by comparing Alma-Gare's experience with Brinkman's perimeter housing block in Spangen (Rotterdam) and Charles Fourier's utopian phalanstery proposal.-R.House

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-20
Number of pages14
JournalPlaces
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Urban Studies

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