Amsterdam Human Capital by Willem Salet, Sako Musterd

By Willem Salet, Sako Musterd

The altering spatial association of the town of Amsterdam displays a larger-scale procedure: the general form of Western towns is altering around the globe. for hundreds of years, the city middle used to be taken without any consideration because the point of interest for foreign contacts and daily actions. The essays accrued right here ponder how city areas were transformed—not purely spatially yet socially, economically, and culturally—into multi-centered metropolitan arrays, with participants analyzing the hot city identities which could emerge from such altering stipulations.

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HumanCapital 06-03-2003 16:50 Pagina 48 Taverne, E. (1978) In het land van belofte. Ideaal en werkelijkheid van de stadsuitleg in de Republiek 1580-1680, Maarssen: Schwartz. Valk, A. van der (1989) Amsterdam in aanleg. Planvorming en dagelijks handelen 1850-1900, Amsterdam: PDI/UvA, 224. Valk, A. van der (1984) Het Plan van ir. G. van Niftrik, Amsterdam: PDI/UvA, 59. Wagenaar, M. (1990) Amsterdam 1876-1914, Economisch herstel, ruimtelijke expansie en de veranderende ordening van het stedelijk grondgebruik, Amsterdam: Historisch Seminarium/UvA.

He planned for large public squares at all the intersections, with prominent buildings acting as markers. He wanted to create several centers, so that his city would not close in around a single focus. And his plan had a clear third dimension: he was constantly playing with the height of his streets and monuments. He also sought new centers. The new Amsterdam-Zuid station was supposed to play an important part in this, as a “reflection” of Centraal Station. Little came of this last ambition. The Minervalaan was intended as a broad and busy shopping boulevard, the link between the new station and a square at the junction of the Apollolaan, where Berlage planned a huge Academy of Arts.

Wagenaar (1998) Stedebouw en burgerlijke vrijheid, Bussum, p. 17. Bolte, W. and J. Meijer (1981) Van Berlage tot Bijlmer, Nijmegen, 65. Boomkens, R. (1998) Een drempelwereld, Moderne ervaring en stedelijke openbaarheid, Rotterdam, p. 138. Deben et al (2000) Understanding Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 230 et seq. G. (1983) Amsterdam buiten de grachten, Amsterdam, 91. F. (1976) H. P. Berlage’s plan for the southern extension of Amsterdam, Utrecht, 21. Hoeven, C. Van der and J. Louwe (1985) Amsterdam als stedelijk bouwwerk, een morfologiese analyse, Nijmegen, 47 et seq.

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