Economic development and Infrastructure in the urban Periphery: The image of the Strip currently emerging around Madrid, and its connection to the past city-plans

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Abstract

This article describes the peripheral development that has occurred in Madrid over the last sixteen years (2000-2016), arguing that the current relationship between economic development and infrastructure corridors are intrinsically connected to the 19th and 20th century plans for urban growth. While these corridors develop a Strip model for an automobile city similar to that defined by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown in their seminal book Learning from Las Vegas, in contrast the Madrid peripheries enjoy a long genealogy that complicates any easy link to the Strip.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Urban Design
StateAccepted/In press - 2017