Potato Plan Frankfurt


This book celebrates Patrick Abercrombie and J. H. Forshaw’s renowned ‘Potato Plan’ and assesses its potential as an analytical tool for contemporary metropolitan territories.

Originally drawn in 1943 as part of the County of London Plan, Abercrombie’s ‘Social and Functional Analysis’ poetically illustrates the city as an agglomeration of distinct communities, clusters, and centralities. The Potato Plan Collection comprises 40 Potato Plans from all around the globe, each being a reinterpretation of the original by local architects, urban designers and scholars. As a whole, the collection offers a new perspective on the structure of regional configurations in the urban age.



Frankfurt am Main, today´s continental financial centre, international transportation hub and exhibition centre was founded at a shallow crossing of the River Main in 793. Today the city has the flair of a compact metropolis and combines the modern with the traditional in a fascinating way. It is an important international financial market and trading venues well as a major industrial, trade and service centre…