This book analyses the long term spatial-economic metamorphosis of Schiphol and the Schiphol region as archetypal for a wider international phenomenon of urban development of metropolises across the world. It study the origins and course of urban development process by identifying and explaining which (collective) arrangements, including their ambient factors and the visual representations of the city and urbanity, have influenced this metamorphosis in a decisive manner.
Part One: Theory 1. The Spatial-economic Transformation of the Schiphol Region, 1900 to the present 2. Spatial-economic Transformation and the Rise of the Nebula City 3. Institutional Foundations of Spatial-economic Changes Part Two: Application 4. Urbanization and Industrialization of Schiphol and Amsterdam 5. The Rise and Development of Schiphol Airport 6. Reconstruction and Development of Schiphol Airport during 1945-1980 7. Spatial-Economic Transformation of Amsterdam-Schiphol region between 1945-1980 8. From Mainport to Airport City 9. Conclusions