Redimensioning Montreal: Circulation and Urban Form, 1846-1918

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Title
Redimensioning Montreal: Circulation and Urban Form, 1846-1918
Abstract
The author argues that the built form of Montreal between 1846 and 1918 was continually shaped and reshaped by the evolving strategies of a local “growth machine” which sought to reduce the turnover time of capital by “redimensioning” the urban “vascular system” – streets, sidewalks, tracks, bridges, elevators and canals – within which circulation took place. He also maintains that each wave of urban growth brought a dramatic increase in the flow of goods and people through the city, increased competition for land, raised the bid-rent curve and intensified pressure to adapt built forms inherited from the past to accommodate new demands.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2002
Language
en
URL
Citation
Gilliland, Jason Andrew. “Redimensioning Montreal: Circulation and Urban Form, 1846-1918.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2002. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-38193.pdf.
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