Settlement development of the largest Swiss cities

In its initial phase, the development of settlements in the 19th and 20th centuries was characterised by increasing urbanisation as a result of industrialisation and its associated rural exodus. The second phase featured de-urbanisation. These two opposing processes resulted in a significant increase in urban surfaces. As well as the construction of homes, thoroughfares were also built.In the

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Settlement development

Tags: Landscape and Space, Spatial development, Settlement area, Settlement, History
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: before 1850 up to present