Megacorridors : striking a balance between the space of flows and the space of placesMegacorridors : striking a balance between the space of flows and the space of places
Faculty of Design Sciences
Engineering sciences. Technology
Journal of transport geography. - London
11(2003):3, p. 215-224
The corridor concept occupies a prominent place in several European reports. The creation of corridors is related to space of flows and space of places. The analysis of the case of the Brussels high speed train station makes it utterly clear that the space of flows often wipes out and replaces the space of places. A new financial and managerial elite is installed at the cost of the local population. This article provides elements of an alternative, open, fair and transparent approach. This calls for innovations in the governance structure as well.