isbn 9789462082410   NAI010 PUBLISHERS
Idea Code 15666      $86.00

Hailed as a classic on publication, this reprint offers anew the acclaimed overview of town planning in the Netherlands from the late eighteenth century onwards. Recording the way the Dutch rebuilt the cities, this study is thoroughly embedded in an international setting. Composed of seven ‘geopolitical’ clusters that combine interrelated European and global economic structures, it focuses on the intellectual epicentres that inspired Dutch urbanism. The combination of these ideas and geopolitical realities sheds new light on the multitude of events related here – the emergence of a national railway network that replaced the historical water-based infrastructure; the reconstruction of the landscape, first in order to boost agriculture and then to accommodate suburban sprawl; the creation of planning techniques respected throughout the world; and finally, their replacement by the sometimes nebulous forms of public-private partnerships.

640 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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