Amsterdam Human Capital
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Contents - 6 FOREWORD - 10 1. INTRODUCTION - 12 1.1 The Emergence of the Regional City: Spatial Configuration and Institutional Dynamics - Sako Musterd and Willem Salet - 14 2. AMSTERDAM IN RETROSPECT - 30 2.1 Amsterdam as the “Compleat Citie”: A City Plan Read in Five Episodes - Geert Mak - 32 2.2 Between Civic Pride and Mass Society: Amsterdam in Retrospect - Michiel Wagenaar - 50 2.3 The Historical Roots of the Daily Urban System - Henk Schmal - 68 2.4 The Economic Restructuring of the Historic City Center - Pieter Terhorst and Jacques van de Ven - 86 3. THE CURRENT STATE: DILEMMAS AND PERSPECTIVES - 104 A. The Economic, Infrastructural and Environmental Dilemmas of Spatial Development - 106 3.1 The Randstad: The Creation of a Metropolitan Economy - Pieter Tordoir - 106 3.2 Transport and Land Use Concepts for the Emerging Urban Region - Luca Bertolini, Frank le Clercq and Loek Kapoen - 128 3.3 Utilities as Tools for Shaping the City: Waste Management and Power Supply - Maarten Wolsink - 144 3.4 Regional Greenbelts and the Problem of Institutional Fragmentation - Marijke van Schendelen - 164 B. The Social Dilemmas of Spatial Development - 182 3.5 Understanding Segregation in the Metropolitan Area of Amsterdam - Sako Musterd and Wim Ostendorf - 182 3.6 The Metropolitan Population: Origin and Mobility - Cees Cortie - 200 3.7 Amsterdam Human Capital: What about Children? - Lia Karsten - 218 3.8 Public Space and the Homeless in Amsterdam - Leon Deben - 230 C. The Political and Institutional Dilemmas of Spatial Development - 248 3.9 Voting in an Old and a New Town - Rinus Deurloo, Sjoerd de Vos and Herman van der Wusten - 248 3.10 Spatial Detachment and New Challenges of Metropolitan Governance - Willem Salet and Martin de Jong - 270 4. PROSPECTS OF URBANITY: NEW CULTURAL IDENTITIES? - 288 4.1 Landscapes of Power in Amsterdam? - Rob van Engelsdorp Gastelaars - 290 4.2 Mixed Embeddedness and Post-Industrial Opportunity Structures: Trajectories of Migrant Entrepreneurship in Amsterdam - Robert Kloosterman - 312 4.3 Identity and Legitimacy in the Amsterdam Region - Gertjan Dijkink and Virginie Mamadouh - 332 5. CONCLUDING CONSIDERATIONS - 358 5.1 Strategic Dilemmas Facing the Amsterdam Region - Sako Musterd and Willem Salet - 360 LIST OP COPYRIGHTS - 370 INDEX - 372

Sako Musterd, Willem Salet

Amsterdam Human Capital

The familiar shape of western cities is changing dramatically. For long times the urban core was taken for granted as the focal point for international contacts and day-to-day activities in the region. Currently, the urban scope is transforming into multi centred forms at metropolitan scale. The transition is not just a matter of spatial form, it is reflecting social, economic and cultural processes. The question is what new identities may develop in such changing historical conditions of space and place.

The book is a first attempt to analyse the process of urban transformation in an integral way. The focus is on the region of Amsterdam. All contributions are written by senior researchers of the Amsterdam studycentre for the Metropolitan Environment (AME). AME is the interdisciplinary urban research institute of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

As the urban research institute at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Amsterdam studycentre for the Metropolitan Environment (AME) analyses the economic, social and cultural aspects of this spatial transformation, usually in international comparative research. All contributions to this book are written by senior researchers of AME in an attempt to analyse in an integral way the present and future dilemmas out of the historical growth paths of this dynamic city.

Sako Musterd

[Sako Musterd]( (Prof. dr.) is hoogleraar stadsgeografie. Zijn onderzoek is vooral gericht op geografische en sociale ongelijkheid in steden. Hij publiceerde o.a. over de invloed van de buurt op het leven van individuen. Hij was/is lid van de managing, editorial en advisory boards van toonaangevende internationale tijdschriften op zijn terrein: Urban Affairs Review, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Housing Studies, Urban Studies, Urban Geography, en GéoCarrefour. Recent beoordeelde hij tal van onderzoeksaanvragen in beoordelingspanels van de European Research Council.