Utopianism and urban change in Perreymond's plans for the rebuilding of Paris

Lloyd Jenkins*

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This paper examines the utopian scheme for Paris put forward by Fourierist engineer Perreymond in the Revue Générale de l'Architecture et des Travaux Publics (1840-1890). The plan is placed in the context of both nineteenth-century utopian conceptions of society, as well as the wider discussions of the urban fabric of Paris. Particular attention is paid to Perreymond's ideals and their influence as a specific moment in planning. This is followed by an examination of why this plan was destined to remain on paper whilst a similar scheme - that of Baron Haussmann - became concrete ten years later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-351
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Historical Geography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006


  • Fourierism
  • Paris
  • Planning
  • Utopianism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • History
  • Archaeology


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