French Urbanism in Foreign Lands

Document Type


Publication Date



Colonial Urbanism, Environmental Design Principles, French Urban Planning Ideology, Physical Planning Schemes, Spatial development

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)


This book will seek to close the gaps on the role of France in exporting Eurocentric spatial and environmental design principles and practice. It does so by analyzing the major spatial and physical development projects that French colonial authorities implemented in France’s colonial empire and elsewhere from the 15th to the 20th century. French urban planning ideology, principles and practice were not exported exclusively to territories under French colonial suzerainty. Accordingly, the book focuses on major physical and spatial planning schemes inspired by French planning thought in territories without a history of French colonialism.

Was this content written or created while at USF?


Citation / Publisher Attribution

French Urbanism in Foreign Lands, Springer, 203 p.