Railway stations and a geography of networks
Starting from their observation that in our society matters of spatial planning and of traffic and transport have become intertwined, and from their assessment that improvements can be made in the management of processes aimed at spatial investments, TRAIL and TNO Inro have formulated the Ph.D.project Strategy and project in the organization of planning and decision- making. Within the broader context of this Ph.D.- project the Dutch situation presents the introduction of the high-speed train, and the government program of 'Nieuwe Sleutelprojecten'. Here questions accumulate concerning the vitality of the urban fabric, rail transport innovation, and real estate development. The required process management tackling these spatial investments is in need of a framework from which its governance instruments can be implemented. The paper focusses on the redevelopment of railway station areas from the perspective of a geography of networks. Three questions structure this exploit. What concepts are useful for the study of both space and human interaction? 1.How do actors therein involved construct a strategy concerning the redevelopment of a railway station area? 2.How may management meet the diverging stakeholder demands concerning spatial investments?
|Keywords||human geography, network theory, railway stations, spatial planning|
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