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NŒUDS DE TRANSPORT ET FRONTIERES. L'INVENTION DE LA METROPOLE BALOISE

Antoine Beyer 1
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GC (UMR_8504) - Géographie-cités
Abstract : Major cross-road city in Europe, Basel presents a surprising way of organizing its transport hubs. The city developed as a result of the need to reconcile several geographical constraints : the territorial exiguity along the narrow Rhine valley and the double border line with France and Germany. Given that its transport function constitutes a permanent risk for disruption, Basel has made it a priority to investing in the urban planning of its transport networks. The city thus engaged in an tireless construction work of the city and of its networks, whose effectiveness is an indisputable gauge for success. Such articulation condenses in singular devices, which one can consequently describe as "border nodes". They present themselves as hybrid devices, at the same time technical and legal, nodes of circulation, where the management of international traffic flows is inseperable from their insertion in the central urban space.
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Antoine Beyer. NŒUDS DE TRANSPORT ET FRONTIERES. L'INVENTION DE LA METROPOLE BALOISE. Annales de géographie, Armand Colin, 2007, p.452 - 469. ⟨halshs-00632848⟩

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