The Green Heart – World in between Cities
Unique to the Netherlands is the “Green Heart”, a vast rural area at the centre of a metropolitan conurbation of major cities. It is home to several thousand people, while seven million live in the surrounding Randstad. With its iconic Dutch landscape, the Green Heart’s rural character is both complement and contrast to the urban centres. The government and other parties are working together to meet the challenges currently facing the Green Heart: subsidence, salination, water supply and drainage, drought, housing, natural preservation, and a healthy economic climate. This volume maps the cultural-historical significance and spatial quality of the Green Heart to discover its identity.
|192 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 30 cm, hb, English|