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From flux to frame : designing infrastructure and shaping urbanization in Belgium / Maarten Van Acker.

By: Acker, Maarten van.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, 2014Description: 464 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789058679581; 9058679586.Subject(s): Urban transportation -- Belgium -- Planning | 307.7609493 -- Social sciences Urban communities Belgium
Contents:
PART 1: COLONIZING THE CAMPINE -- 1. An emerging national test site -- 2. Colonizing and canalizing the Campine [1838-1914] -- 3. The Iron Rhine and the re-quickening of the Campine Canal [1879-1914] -- 4. Endogenous trajectories towards a national industry [1894-1914] -- 5. Carbon colonization [1901-1939] -- 6. Infrastructure hijacking urbanization [1945-1970] -- 7. The multiple liv.es of the Campine infrastructure -- PART 2: DEVELOPING (ALONG) THE COASTLINE(S) -- 1. Land in-sight: modeling the horizon of a new nation [circa 1830] -- 2. Tracking tourism [1830-1885] -- 3. Wiring the dunes -- 4. Rational coastal urbanization schemes meshed with modern roads -- 5. The coastal landscape framed by multi modal synergies -- PART 3: RE-TRACING THE ANTWERP RINGSCAPE -- 1. The first exercise in encirclement and reinterpretation -- 2. The urban boulevard as a test case for a changing discipline -- 3. Designing an urban highway -- 4. Continuous non-conformity: new futures for the Ringscape -- 5. Urban infrastructures shaping the Antwerp Ringscape
Summary: "The author investigates the spatial impact of highways, motorways, canals, tramways, and railways on the surrounding landscape by applying a new methodology that combines classical historical literature with innovative mapping techniques" -- page [4] of cover.
List(s) this item appears in: Academia Belgica. New acquisitions | New Acquisitions
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M.2017.050 (Browse shelf) 1 Not For Loan

Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-[462]).

PART 1: COLONIZING THE CAMPINE -- 1. An emerging national test site -- 2. Colonizing and canalizing the Campine [1838-1914] -- 3. The Iron Rhine and the re-quickening of the Campine Canal [1879-1914] -- 4. Endogenous trajectories towards a national industry [1894-1914] -- 5. Carbon colonization [1901-1939] -- 6. Infrastructure hijacking urbanization [1945-1970] -- 7. The multiple liv.es of the Campine infrastructure -- PART 2: DEVELOPING (ALONG) THE COASTLINE(S) -- 1. Land in-sight: modeling the horizon of a new nation [circa 1830] -- 2. Tracking tourism [1830-1885] -- 3. Wiring the dunes -- 4. Rational coastal urbanization schemes meshed with modern roads -- 5. The coastal landscape framed by multi modal synergies -- PART 3: RE-TRACING THE ANTWERP RINGSCAPE -- 1. The first exercise in encirclement and reinterpretation -- 2. The urban boulevard as a test case for a changing discipline -- 3. Designing an urban highway -- 4. Continuous non-conformity: new futures for the Ringscape -- 5. Urban infrastructures shaping the Antwerp Ringscape

"The author investigates the spatial impact of highways, motorways, canals, tramways, and railways on the surrounding landscape by applying a new methodology that combines classical historical literature with innovative mapping techniques" -- page [4] of cover.

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