Urban transportation: sections at minus

Erol, Ezgi
This thesis focuses on the underground transportation forms that began to emerge in city centers in the second half of the 20th century. Besides providing an illustration and evaluation of the selected case projects, the notions of speed and time are opened for discussion as significant concepts that interact to affect the physical formations both of cities and transport policies. The developments in urban transport technologies after the 1960s are also examined as leading factors in the development of today’s multimodal and multilayered urban transportation hubs.


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E. Erol, “Urban transportation: sections at minus,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2010.