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    18th Century European Town Design!

    Help! Have an assignment on the differences between Georgian Town Design and continental European town design in the 18th century. I can find loads of information on Georgian town design but very little on European designs so haven't been able to make many comparisons. Does anyone know anything about the trends for town design in Europe at the time? Really really appreciate any information (provided it is true!)

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    I know of one city established in that time frame--Karlsruhe, Germany. It has major streets radiating out from a central palace, with ring streets and large part of the area set aside for wooded parks. Here are a couple links

    http://www.karlsruhe.de/Stadtraum/Faecher/

    http://www.karlsruhe.de/Stadtraum/Faecher/plan.en.htm

    http://www.karlsruhe.de/Stadtraum/Fa...esidenz.en.htm

    http://www.lodging-germany.com/info/...he/history.htm

    Couldn't find much else in English...

    Also look into Mannheim, Germany, which was also laid out in the 17th century in a grid pattern (with palace in the middle). Even today, in that part of the city, you don't have a street address, you have an address by Block "A" or "K" etc.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannheim

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by skyfire; 15 Mar 2006 at 2:33 PM.

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