Stadsuitbreiding en planvorming in de negentiende eeuw nader bekeken en vergeleken

Translated title of the contribution: Urban planning and expansion in the 19th century considered and compared

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In the 19th century cities and towns were given the opportunity to tear down their old fortifications, during a period wherein cities expanded as a response to industrial development and explosive population growth. In existing literature, the number of inhabitants is often indicated as a determining factor for urban planning and expansion. However, when we look more closely and compare twenty cities thoroughly, it seems that urban expansion and population growth are not simply related to one another. Firstly, it seems that factors, such as landscape, infrastructure and location, have played a determining role in urban expansion. Second, the ability to make money with land allocation also seems to have had a big influence. Most remarkable is that the historical roots of cities and the presence of a professional municipal government is not necessarily a determining factor for the extent of growth and urban expansion.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)21-34
Number of pages14
JournalHistorisch Geografisch Tijdschrift
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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