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La monarchie et l'urbanisme parisien au siècle des Lumières. Grands projets et faiblesse du pouvoir

Abstract : Despite the watchful eye the French monarchy kept over Parisian urban development, the great beautification projects for Paris during the century of the Enlightenment remained incomplete and incoherent. In fact, the monarchy had limited room for maneuver. It clashed with traditional construction practices and lacked the personnel to administer buildings and road. In fact, the principal weakness of the French monarchy was legal and financial in nature. Legislative means did not permit efficient expropriation procedures. It thus had to wait for reconstruction projects, such as the alignment of facades on a case-by-case basis. All centralized demolition projects had to grapple with land owners, the complex and overlapping nature of landed estates, and the total amount of indemnities to be paid.
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Youri Carbonnier. La monarchie et l'urbanisme parisien au siècle des Lumières. Grands projets et faiblesse du pouvoir. Histoire urbaine, Société française d'histoire urbaine (SFHU), 2009, n° 24 (1), pp.33-46. ⟨10.3917/rhu.024.0033⟩. ⟨hal-03277046⟩

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