A historical reading of strategic urban planning, the ‘Regional Plan of New York and its Environs’ of 1929

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Clara Cardia
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/55
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 149-158 File size 921 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2010-055021
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The term metropolitan area was coined in the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century to describe a city which was expanding into the surrounding countryside on the wave of industrialisation processes to form a system that was integrated with other urban centres. However, not only do we owe the first rigorous statistical definition of a metropolitan area to the United States, but also the first strategic planning document to govern them, drawn up in 1929 for the New York region comprised within a 50 mile radius of the city. A re-reading of the contents and strategies of this pioneering strategic plan, brings out six aspects, useful terms of comparison in an analysis of European strategic planning experiences which address urban growth and the issues of sustainable development and the repositioning of cities in the global scenario.

Keywords: New York; strategic planning; joint consultation

Clara Cardia, Una lettura storica della pianificazione strategica urbana, il ‘Regional Plan of New York and its Environs’ del 1929 in "TERRITORIO" 55/2010, pp 149-158, DOI: 10.3280/TR2010-055021