Amsterdam Human Capital / Edition 1

Amsterdam Human Capital / Edition 1

by Willem Salet
     
 

The changing spatial organization of the city of Amsterdam reflects a larger-scale process: the familiar shape of Western cities is changing across the globe. For centuries, the urban core was taken for granted as the focal point for international contacts and day-to-day activities. The essays collected here consider how urban spaces have been transformed—

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The changing spatial organization of the city of Amsterdam reflects a larger-scale process: the familiar shape of Western cities is changing across the globe. For centuries, the urban core was taken for granted as the focal point for international contacts and day-to-day activities. The essays collected here consider how urban spaces have been transformed—not only spatially but socially, economically, and culturally—into multi-centered metropolitan arrays, with contributors examining the new urban identities that may emerge from such changing conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789053565957
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
The Emergence of the Regional City: Spatial Configuration and Institutional Dynamics13
Amsterdam as the "Compleat Citie": A City Plan read in Five Episodes31
Between Civic Pride and Mass Society: Amsterdam in Retrospect49
The Historical Roots of the Daily Urban System67
The Economic Restructuring of the Historic City Center85
The Randstad: The Creation of a Metropolitan Economy105
Transport and Land Use Concepts for the Emerging Urban Region127
Utilities as Tools for Shaping the City: Waste Management and Power Supply143
Regional Greenbelts and the Problem of Institutional Fragmentation163
Understanding Segregation in the Metropolitan Area of Amsterdam181
The Metropolitan Population: Origin and Mobility199
Amsterdam Human Capital: What about Children?217
Public Space and the Homeless in Amsterdam229
Voting in an Old and New Town247
Spatial Detachment and New Challenges of Metropolitan Governance269
Landscapes of Power in Amsterdam?289
Mixed Embeddedness and Post-Industrial Opportunity Structures: Trajectories of Migrant Entrepreneurship in Amsterdam311
Identity and Legitimacy in the Amsterdam Region331
Strategic Dilemmas Facing the Amsterdam Region359
List of Copyrights369
Index371

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