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    Hobrecht, James

    Kalandides, A (2018) Hobrecht, James. In: The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences . Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-118-56845-3 (Unpublished)

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    James Hobrecht (1825–1902) was a Prussian planner responsible for the 1862 development plan for the expanding city of Berlin and later for its new sewerage system. The “Hobrecht Plan” was based on a concept of large city blocks, which, combined with unleashed land speculation and the building regulations of the time, gave birth to an extremely dense, socially and functionally mixed city of often appalling living conditions. The sewerage system, on the other hand, was an innovative answer to the needs of the growing metropolis.

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