ERIC Number: ED079460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Urbanization in Morocco. An International Urbanization Survey Report to the Ford Foundation.
Johnson, Katherine Marshall
This paper attempts to analyze contemporary Moroccan attitudes and policies toward the cities by tracing their antecedents, and by describing their evolution. It is structured around four central questions about Morocco's urban policy. (1) What exactly did the "French tradition" and the "French influence" entail in regard to urbanization? (2) How did the new Moroccan government approach the problem of the cities, in its general policy and in its development plans? (3) What is the current policy towards urban development, and how has it evolved? (4) What means has the Moroccan government at its disosal to plan for urban development and to implement its policies? The paper also explores briefly the activities of international agencies in the field of urbanization, and the potential for new initiatives and new programs in the future. This paper draws on the author's personal research in Morocco in 1968 and 1970, which involved extensive interviews with government officials at the central and local levels, and with private individuals. It also involved an exploration of archives of the central government and of the city of Casablanca. [For related documents in this series, see UD 013 731-013 740 and UD 013 742-UD 013 744 for surveys of specific countries. For special studies analyzing urbanization in the Third World, see UD 013 745-UD 013 748.] (Author/SB)
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. International Urbanization Survey.
Identifiers - Location: Morocco