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Jordi Julia Sort

Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2006
198 pages

ISBN: 8425219930

Metropolitan Networks is a study of mass transit networks in urban areas and of their role in shaping the structure of the city. It establishes links between the history, planning and transport networks of eleven international cities (London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Mexico City, and Singapore). Through detailed study and comparative analysis, this survey helps us bring to mind the origins of modern means of transport: of conventional railways and their subsequent conversion into metros and tramways, and into today's high-speed trains; of the appearance in the metropolian context of the motor car and bus, and the arrival of motorways and contemporary airports.


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