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Organising the work-home split by the urban-rural link: transport networks, mobility and urbanisation in early twentieth-century Belgium

Book Contribution - Chapter

The chapter focuses on the interaction between infrastructure, motion and spatial transformation and, more specifically, the relationship between rails, commuting flows and urbanisation in Belgium. National ambitions about societal transformation inscribed in 19th-century transport, mobility and housing policy are confronted with socio-economic and spatial effects. Did the railway network instigate nation-wide urban-rural commuting? And how did these dynamics 'land' on the ground locally?
Book: Inequality and the city in the Low Countries (1200-2020) / Blondé, Bruno [edit.]; et al.
Pages: 101 - 121
Publication year:2020
Keywords:H1 Book chapter