1975 volume 7(4) pages 415 – 425

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Lipietz A, 1975, "Structuration de l'espace problème foncier et aménagement du territoire" Environment and Planning A 7(4) 415 – 425

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Structuration de l'espace problème foncier et aménagement du territoire

A Lipietz

Received 24 October 1974

Abstract. The spatial form of interconnection of production modes, with their various branches, depends on the constitution of regional spaces and their uneven development. On this materialistic basis the division of labour and new schemes of acquisition would be furthered, depending on the type of region ('centres' or 'peripheral'). In the field of monopoly capitalism, capital would set up 'branch circuits' on an interregional scale, making the best use of the partition in the labour market.

However, the location of economic activities does encounter noneconomic constraints, and, in particular, land ownership. Not only does the price of land fail as a suitable index in its assignment for spatial growth, but indeed the legal structure associated with land ownership, acting to preserve the established social structures, stands in the way of monopoly forms of the appropriation of space.

Both of these problems require the action of public authorities in territorial development.

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