Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Tennessee Valley Authority: una experiencia de planificación territorial modélica

Miquel Corominas Ayala, Jordi Franquesa Sànchez


After the great depression derived from the 1929 crack, the Government of Franklin Roosevelt implemented a territorial initiatives without any precedent. The creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority at the end of the 30' implied a recovery of an extense territory punished and impoverished by the unstable floods, but at the same time implied also a first step for the country's economic recovery obtaining a great potential energy survey, showing in turn an efficient capacity of management of the territory that meant new urban settlements, new cultural and entertainment activities, new dinamic economies, and new hopes. The present work wants to make a deph look to this procedure to assess its main contributions and recognize its territorial repercussions on a current key.

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