Urban planning and town foundations

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Abstract

Urban growth is crucial for modernisation, and the wave of new towns in China since the 1980s is one example of a strategy employed by policymakers to encourage the process. This column analyses the long-run success of a town foundation policy in Sweden between 1570 and 1810. While the ‘artificially’ created towns failed to grow in the short term, they eventually began to grow and thrive, and today are as resilient as their medieval counterparts.

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  • Economic History

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  • urbanisation
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 3
Publication categoryPopular science
Peer-reviewedNo

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