What Makes a City? Planning for 'Quality of Place': The Case of High-Speed Train Station Area Development - Volume 12 Sustainable Urban Areas by J.J. Trip
English | Feb 15, 2007 | ISBN: 1586037161 | 270 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Urban quality is generally considered increasingly important for urban competitiveness. Nevertheless, large urban redevelopment schemes often fail to provide sufficient quality from a user's perspective. This study therefore investigates the role of urban quality in large-scale urban redevelopment, which is here elaborated in terms of Richard Florida s concept of quality of place. In a number of extensive case studies, it focuses on prestigious redevelopment projects around the high-speed rail stations in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Lille.