Assistant Professor, Growth and Structure of Cities
“Mapping Paris under Haussmann”
Late eighteenth-century France witnessed a significant shift in the composition and value of maps as projective and scientific instruments, and they gained new importance in governance and planning. This talk will discuss the surveys that were conducted and maps that were drawn during the modernization of Paris. Under consideration will be the ways in which the correspondence between a map and city is established and the complications involved in using them for urban constructions.