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Doctrines, temps et histoire dans le champ de l'urbanisme

Abstract : In the field of planning, history has a peculiar and sometimes contradictory place among social sciences. This paper investigates the types of circulation between historical knowledges and the practices and methods of urbanism. On the one hand, non-historians have successfully used history as a method to study the city ; on the other hand, urban history has gained its autonomy within historical studies. The conceptions of space differentiate the two approaches. The scale of long time and the collective representations are also key issues. In practice town planners, two trends can be observed. Sometimes, history seems to accompany the oblivion of the city, specially when the city is about to be radically transformed. This is especially true in urban renewal. This is especially true in urban renewal. In the opposite, history may hold a memory function. This can be observed in the situations of urban patrimonialization. In these different practices of planning, elements of doctrines that don't give their names occur. To identify their theoretical issues, bringing attention to the multiplicity of temporalities deserves to be considered.
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Laurent Coudroy de Lille, Olivier Ratouis. Doctrines, temps et histoire dans le champ de l'urbanisme. Lieux Communs - Les Cahiers du LAUA, LAUA (Langages, Actions Urbaines, Altérités - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes), 2012, Comment l'histoire nous traverse, pp.149-165. ⟨halshs-00976445⟩



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