Geography, regional planning, and Spanish colonialism in Morocco

A. Albet-Mas, M. D. Garcia-Ramon, J. Nogue-Font, L. Riudor-Gorgas

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Spain's colonial experience in northern Africa gave at first an opportunity for geographers to assert their public presence through ad hoc institutions and research. The ultimate objective was to gain support for the colonization of Morocco from a population that still was under the impact of the recent loss of the remnants of a once huge colonial empire. The "Africanism' of the military officers, explains several projects of regional planning during the 1940s. Such projects show the contradictions of the regional planning policy of the government but nevertheless they were pioneering undertakings in post-war Spain. Then, Spanish geography missed this opportunity due to the late institutionalisation of the discipline and regional planning remained for several decades the domain of other professionals with the required technical training. -from English summary
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-59
JournalCahiers de Geographie du Quebec
Issue number106
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


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