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Estoa. Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Cuenca

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BOSCH ABARCA, Jorge. German first post-war modern urban planning principles. Estoa [online]. 2023, vol.12, n.24, pp.30-42. ISSN 1390-9274.

The change in the German urban paradigm in the first post-war period in Europe places the inhabitant at the center of the city's configuration. The war supposes the determining factor that concludes the period of representation of the compact town and initiates a new urban approach in which the man, the house, and nature configure the new physical reality. This modern city condenses the efforts that for decades have tried to transform the stony body of the industrial city, giving rise to new urbanization criteria that, regardless of any stylistic affiliation, are common to the entire German territory. From the study of primary sources of the period, this article compiles these principles of the modern German urban planning in the form of a decalogue.

Keywords : small dwelling; urban form; German modern-city; planning principles; modern Siedlung..

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