50,000 Open Access publications
The 50,000th publication in the TU Delft Repository is from Rick Schifferstein, assistent professor Design Aesthetics (IO). Read more >>
The writing is on the map
After a visit to America prominent Dutch architect Berlage was inspired by the spacious ‘parkways’ of New York. He wanted to translate the same concept to Amsterdam. ‘Parkway’ symbolised an a spacious, multifunctional area for him, whereas the municipality decided on a more practical solution in the shape of a wide street with trees, and called them ‘lanes’. The way we describe things paints different pictures to the reader. Looking at urbanism with the eyes of a linguist can render revealing new insights in our cultural history.