Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 394


The process of creation of the new cities in Tunisia: Case of the city of the Lake of Tunis

  Hagui Abdelhamid    
Urban Planning, Development and Dynamic Spaces, University of Paris-Sorbonne, Ben Hadid, 26 rue de l'étoile 93000 Bobigny, France. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 May 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012



From 1987 up till now, the Northern Shoreline of the Lake has been almost urbanized. The importance of this space comes from the fact that it offers the urban areas aspects to look for by the different urban activities. Can we then say it is a space which has been able to escape the law of the land market matching activities of strong investment value on the most attractive places. However, by visiting the Lake we are convinced that we are in front of a space or coalesce the tertiary activities rather than another polyfonctionnel with a planned allocation as balanced between the various urban functions. It simply needs to print the real to release the gaps between the planned and the achieved. What attracted our attention during our whole investigation has been the relatively large number of closed premises in the area of the lake. Have these locations not been dedicated to urban activities yet? Or have they been open until a recent date and their closures have been dictated by the problems specific to the activity? These questions will allow us to see if the space of the lake is well utilized and the closure was for economic reasons specific to the establishments or the contrary.


Key words: Lake, Tunis, arrangement, banks, economic crisis, tertiary, activities.