(Article of periodic en Français - 1979)

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Conversion, reconquête urbaines et consommation d'espace: exemples et essais de bilan dans la région du Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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The study of several great urban areas (Lille Metropolitan area, coal-mining areas in Northern France and Belgium) shows that, even if economic and demographic growths are low or null, the conversion of the old urban and industrialized areas involves at first an important consumption of new lands, mainly agricultural ones. The land consumption for dwelling, for industrial areas, for urban equipments is still large at the outskirts of towns, speeder than the re-use of built ground and industrial waste lands. This re-use is slow and difficult in spite of endeavours to renewal. The unequal repartition between urban recovering and suburbanization involves an important redistribution of men and of the activities inside the urbanized areas.


Article of periodic

published at : Hommes et terres du Nord Lille

Editor :

Millesime : 1979, no2 [pp. 67-85]

Bibliographic references : 18réf.



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