A small town in an urban countryside

This small town of around 1,000 inhabitants, located in the catchment area of a large city and with motorway access, has up to now developed in a radial and diffused manner along existing roads. It has a valuable old core and offers a large range of services. The objective of the Structure Plan is therefore to turn it into a relay pole of this urban countryside and to produce housing and services capable of providing an alternative to dispersed urbanisation into surrounding hamlets or small rural communities that do not have services or facilities.

The challenge here is to generate group operations grafted on the existing fabric so as to arrive at a linked and radial-concentric layout that insures the transition country town and the neighborhood with agricultural activities. It is a question of insuring an equitable sharing of public facilities expenses through negotiations with owners, operators and the local authority so as to preserve the finances of the latter.
This case study, simpler than the others, can be implemented in a shorter period of time, for example a week day evening meeting with elected representatives followed by a complete game on Saturday.