The rape of cities
The rape of cities

The rape of cities

the disastrous impact of urban renewal

Vincent van Rossem

Hardback / gebonden | Engels
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The advocates of urban renewal met their Waterloo in the Amsterdam Jordaan district. As recently as 1975, the Amsterdam city council made a serious proposal to demolish the Jordaan, but outraged district residents managed to scuttle the plan. In a structure which originally contained seven apartments, where at least 35 people lived, habits now four people. The district has changed entirely. This illustrates that new uses of a district in no way require demolition. The city's architectural stock is highly resilient and adaptable to changing uses. Not a single canal house is still being used in the same way it was in the seventeenth century. Semi-detached pairs of shops with upstairs flats in the Jordaan are now being converted into very attractive single-family homes. In Amsterdam in the 1970s, no one would have thought such a thing possible. But they could have known. Jane Jacobs's famous book about American cities, published in the early 1960s, chronicled how Boston had transformed itself into a trendy city by restoring its historic houses.

  • Uitgever
    Uitgeverij Architectura & Natura
  • Druk
  • Verschenen
    nov. 2013
  • Bladzijden
  • Genre
    Bouwkunst, architectuur
  • Afmetingen
    198 x 126 x 10 mm
  • Gewicht
    144 gram
  • EAN
  • Bindwijze
    Hardback / gebonden
  • Taal

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