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    • Amsterdam Kyle Sirignano, Kerry Mattie, Caleb Roche, Patrick McNamara
    • Geography • • • • Capital of The Netherlands Located in the province of North Holland Area – 85 sq. miles (219 sq. km) North Sea to the west, IJ Bay to the east, and the Amstel Rover to the south http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/netherlands/
    • Geography • Known as “Venice of the North” with over 100 km of canals, 90 islands, and 1200 bridges http://www.greendigitalcharter.eu/signatory-cities/signatoriesmap/amsterdam http://www.uncp.edu/home/rwb/Amsterdam_l.html
    • Population and Demographic • 820,640 • 2.2 million in the metropolitan area • Major over the last 50 years • Suriname, Turkey, Morocco • 45% are an ethnic minority • Within 10 years, half of the population will themselves or have a parent or grandparent that was born in another country.
    • 35 km2 47,000 employees, 4,000 students, 6,000 visitors 32 km2- 133,000 4,156 64 km2 – 87,000 1,359 10 km2 2 130,000 8 km - 81,000 13,000 10,125 Amsterdam 31 km2 – 112,000 3,613 17 km2-132,000 Netherlands 7,765 22 km2 – 80,000 3,636 http://dapull.99streets.netdna-cdn.com/graphics/stadsdelen.jpg
    • Land Use http://market.weogeo.com/datasets/open_european_urban_land _use.html
    • Early Formation/History • Who pushed for expansion? • What were the goals of the expansion? • Economic gain • Ease on congested living • Layout? • Mixed use • High end resi along canal • Polluting industrial beyond fortification wall • Radial pattern • Small plots to maximize revenue
    • Post WWII • Renovation/Redesign • Widespread demolition • Wider streets • Rioting • Demolition stopped • Focus switched to restoring city center http://allbranwen.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/dsc01557.jpg http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/nl/items/NFA08:GVV-NN868 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanishingstl/9239516568/
    • Automobiles • Driving discouraged in city center • Many alternatives • No highways through city http://www.zwarts.jansma.nl/page/1604/nl http://www.amsterdamtips.com/tips/greenwheels-car-rental-nl.php http://suzassippi.blogspot.com/2011/11/amsterdam -centraal-station.html http://www.amsterdam.info/parking/
    • Public Transport • One main Public transportation companyGVB • Complementary Bus/Tram lines • Local/International train service • Ferries across IJ to Amsterdam Noord (North) • Comprehensive fare collection system http://www.survivingamst erdam.com/articoli/dettagl io.php?art=62 http://commons.wikime dia.org/wiki/File:GVB_fe rry_Ijveer_52_a.jpg • OV Chipcard http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zJSzuRqiPVg/S8IxocunrI/AAAAAAAAAEI/K8ETpG_EgM4/s1600/OV_chip_174316x.jpg
    • Canals • • • • Water Taxis Boat Sharing Rental Boats Canal Buses/Cruises http://www.fotopedia.com/items/c9o5i05059t3tpydEW5sJAh8/slideshow http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/amphibioustour-bus-debuts-in-amsterdam/?_r=0 http://www.amsterdamology.com/wpcontent/uploads/2012/04/1Sloepverhuur_Amsterdam_ boot_sloepje_huren.jpg
    • Bicycling • Overall best way to get around • Designated Bike Paths http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bicycle_parking_lot.jpg http://bicycledutch.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/wageningen_p aul_van_den_akker.jpg http://goamsterdam.about.com/od/gettingaroundamste rdam/ig/Photos--Amsterdam-Bike-Safety/Photos-Amsterdam-Bike-Safety.--0Z.htm
    • Bicycling • Rentals • Bike Taxis • Encouraged by local government http://www.ski-epic.com/amsterdam_bicycles/pq2b_ amsterdam_bicycle_taxi.jpg http://www.flickr.com/ph otos/claudiaregina_cc/85 15507777/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadejade/1865604606/ http://www.event1001.com/bike-rental/netherlands /amsterdam/macbike-amsterdam/26965/#
    • Randstad • Composed of the 4 largest Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht • With a population of 7.1 million people, it is one of the largest conurbations in Europe http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_982.html
    • Randstad • Large infrastructure system including motorways, railways, trams, subways, ports, and airports • Motorways carry some of the highest traffic volume in Europe • Dutch Railways are one of the top systems in Europe • There is an increased cycling rate, including a 50 km bicycle superhighway between http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_routes_in_the_Netherlands Amsterdam and Utrecht
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