Railway Development

Impacts on Urban Dynamics

  • Frank Bruinsma
  • Eric Pels
  • Piet Rietveld
  • Hugo Priemus
  • Bert van Wee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The impact of railway development on urban dynamics

    1. Frank Bruinsma, Eric Pels, Piet Rietveld, Hugo Priemus, Bert van Wee
      Pages 1-11
  3. Setting the scene

  4. Evaluation studies

  5. High-speed rail and urban dynamics

  6. Light rail and urban dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses the role of railways in urban development. The central aim is to inquire into how especially the development of high-speed rail and light rail links will affect European cities. The analyses are carried out with special attention given to the broader institutional environment of the railway system, including the shift toward privatised railway companies, internationalisation, the occurrence of market and government failures in land markets, and private-public partnerships in the development of railway station areas. The essence of the plans to invest in railway stations is that railway stations are not considered merely as nodes where people transfer from one vehicle to another, but also as places where spatial concentrations of high value activity are recognised as having a positive impact on cities. The development of real estate near stations is increasingly seen as a negotiation process in which both public and private actors play certain roles to revitalise central urban areas.

Keywords

Evalution Studies Impact Studies Railway Station Development Urban Areas Urban Dynamics regional economics transport urban development

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Bruinsma
    • 1
  • Eric Pels
    • 1
  • Piet Rietveld
    • 1
  • Hugo Priemus
    • 2
  • Bert van Wee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Spatial EconomicsFree University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Policy and ManagementDelft University of Technology Faculty of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-1972-4
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1971-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1972-4
  • About this book