MAPPEMONDE 2/96

Without summaries


Yves POINSOT. A form in a gymnasium: a geographical metaphor (4 fig.)

Touching up J.D. Nystuen's metaphor, one endeavours here to bring to light some essential rules on spatial settlement, through the imaginary description of the behaviour of a group of pupils in a gymnasium. Proposals aiming at favouring the insertion of this method in an interdisciplinary pedagogy can be found at the end of the article.


Patricia CICILLE, Michel VIGOUROUX. The difficulties in the spatial representation of a transborder territory (12 fig.)

The spatial representation of a transborder territory is problematic as regards methodological problems. Difficult choices are to be made, those of statistics, indicators and spatial units in particular. To make these choices, a considerable work of reflexion and a number of statistical and cartographical analyses are necessary.


Loïc RAVENEL. The spreading of top-level soccer in France (3 fig.)

Top-level soccer practice developped in France depending on two complementary models: a hierarchical spreading that favoured the biggest towns in the country and a neighbourhood spreading concerned about imitation and essential for the creation of competitions. Soccer officials have developped the process integrating new geographical areas to avoid a saturation of the system.


Pierre STOECKLIN. In favour of rural and mountain school: the geographical model, a great help for national and local administration (2 fig.)

Geographical analysis is indisputably a means of improving the available knowledge about a "département", particularly in the demographical and economical fields. This approach proves to be of essential assistance in the decision-making, especially as regards such delicate a problem as that of rural and mountain school. Thanks to it, a geographical model can be constituted, that once adapted to administrative regulations, will enable the Inspector of Schools to select the most judicious measures.


Jean-Christophe GAY. Spatial logics in Monaco (4 fig.)

The prosperity of the Monegasque principality can be explained by the valorization or the creation of several encased shelters (climatic, fiscal, urbanistic) linked to each other. On both sides of the "Rocher", sheltered in a threefold way, the Monegasque area is organised with two contrasting conceptual axes.


Philippe BÉRINGUIER. Protecting landscape quality at a city entrance: Lardenne avenue in Toulouse (6 fig.)

Lardenne avenue, with particularly fine planted woodland, is a quality element of the urban landscape. This prestigious landscape, established progressively during the 19th century, tends to be altered due to urban growth. The evaluation of landscape quality factors enables the proposition of measures within the context of POS, in order to preserve and improve this landscape.


Jean-Michel JAUZE. Reunion Island: two models of the spatial dynamics of cities (5 fig.)

In Réunion Island, urbanization is growing fast, following a serious slowness. Being the first to reap advantage from it, the towns record deep changes in their economical, social and administrative structure, and they thereby appear as continuously evoluting systems from which a few recurrences are now emerging.


1995 CASSINI meeting Jean-Paul Cheylan

Stop press Jean-Paul Cheylan, Cécile Gaudin

Geopoetry

Book reviews Roger Brunet, Annie Genzling, Laurent Grison, Loïc Ravenel


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