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Preface vii

Part One: Conceptual framework 1

1 Railway station area redevelopment in the spotlight 3

1.1 Cities on rails: an introduction 3

1.2 Driving forces behind railway station area redevelopment 5

1.3 Organization of the book 8

2 The railway station as node and place 9

2.1 Nodes and places 9

2.2 Nodes of networks 10

2.3 Places in the city: defining and delimitating the station as place 11

2.4 On the interaction of node and place: railway stations, airports and 14 seaports

3 What makes the development potential of a railway station location? 21

3.1 The transport development perspective: the node 21

3.2 The property development perspective: the place 35

3.3 Towards an integrated transport-property perspective 42

4 How to realize the potential? 49

4.1 Introduction 49

4.2 The institutional conditions 51

4.3 Actors involved in the process 59

4.4 Railway station redevelopment: the starting point for analysis 60

Part Two: Cases 65

5 Euralille 67

5.1 Preamble: the national planning system 67

5.2 Context: railway station area redevelopment in France 68

5.3 Euralille as node and place 70

5.4 Property development at Euralille 77

5.5 Euralille: evaluation 83

6 Utrecht Centrum Project and the Zuidas 87

6.1 Preamble: the national planning system 87

6.2 Context: railway station area redevelopment in the Netherlands 88

6.3 The Utrecht Centrum Project as node and place90

6.4 Property development at the Utrecht Centrum Project 101

6.5 Utrecht Centrum Project: evaluation 108

6.6 The Zuidas as node and place 111

6.7 Property development at the Zuidas 117

6.8 The Zuidas: evaluation 126

7 Stockholm City West 129

7.1 Preamble: the national planning system 129

7.2 Context: railway station area redevelopment in Sweden 130

7.3 Stockholm Central station as node and place 132

7.4 Property development at Stockholm City West 140

7.5 Stockholm City West: evaluation 145

8 Basel EuroVille and Zentrum Zürich Nord 149

8.1 Preamble: the national planning system 149

8.2 Context: railway station area redevelopment in Switzerland 150

8.3 Basel EuroVille as node and place 152

8.4 Property development at Basel EuroVille 161

8.5 Basel EuroVille: evaluation 167

8.6 Zentrum Zürich Nord as node and place 169

8.7 Property development at Zentrum Zürich Nord 176

8.8 Zentrum Zürich Nord: evaluation 180

9 King's Cross railway lands 183

9.1 Preamble: the national planning system 183

9.2 Context: railway station area redevelopment in the UK 184

9.3 King's Cross railway lands as node and place 186

9.4 Property development at King's Cross railway lands 198

9.5 King's Cross railway lands: evaluation 206

Part Three: Conclusions 209

10 Conclusions 211

10.1 The redevelopment of railway station areas: its urgency and complexity 211

10.2 The characteristic dilemmas of station area redevelopment 213

10.3 Making it happen: building a capacity to act 218

10.4 Towards an agenda for research and practice: putting railway station 220 locations in their urban-regional context

References Index

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