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A future for our past: textile colonies in Catalonia

Author
Sabate, J.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Topics and methods for urban and landscape design
First page
141
Last page
156
Publisher
Springer
Date of publication
2016
ISBN
978-3-319-51534-2 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51535-9_8 Open in new window
URL
https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319515342 Open in new window
Abstract
Many regions’ industrial history has involved the creation of factory towns, but in Catalonia, their proliferation and development shaped the physical and cultural landscape in a unique way that has entailed a specific set of problems and opportunities today. These factory towns, or “colonies,” are located in rural areas along the rivers that run from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean; they grew in isolation from each other and from existing centers of population, beginning in the second h...
Keywords
Cultural landscape, Heritage park, Industrial colonies
Group of research
GRU - Urbanism Research Group

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