The City as a Terminal

The City as a Terminal

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This book examines the interrelationship between logistics development on one hand and urban development and geographical issues, such as land use and location, on the other. It also bridges the gap between recent geographical research into new production systems and (post)modern consumption patterns. Illustrated with international case studies, it argues that modern logistics are fundamentally shaping the function and the character of urban places, particularly since logistics networks are increasingly being established distant and independent from cities.Herfert 2003). Before, another large industrial park was planned at the Genshagen motorway junction on the BAB 10 and ... between 500 and 600 hectares of commercial and industrial space has been created in the town of Ludwigsfelde alone ... Its three major plants (Daimler-Chrysler, MT U and Thyssen-Umformtechnik) have some 2, 600 employees. ... The concept is based on experience in the Anglo-American countries, especially England and North America, partly also France.

Title:The City as a Terminal
Author:Professor Markus Hesse
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-11-28


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