I found Joppe’s explanation of “the onion” -like layers to be very interesting. I found an informative website that helped me comprehend this even further:
Here, you can see how the city has evolved over time. Additionally, you can see how buildings are being renovated or constructed in the modern era. Joppe gives us a great overview of Amsterdam’s land reclamation. To follow up on this, I was wondering if Joppe could tell us if the reasoning for where these more modern buildings are located? Are there any zoning restrictions that limit them to certain areas? Also, are certain areas better suited from a foundation perspective to handle newer construction?
Additionally, this growth showed confidence in the canals and the engineering infrastructure. In Delta Urbanism, we learned that Holland takes this infrastructure planning extremely seriously- to the point of having a national competition to produce the best design.