“This research introduces a valuable apparatus and inspiring terminology, able to bridge the current dichotomy between the disciplines of infrastructure design and urbanism.”  
- Alexander D’Hooghe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Maarten Van Acker traces the construction of the landscape in the Campine, the Coast and the Antwerp urban region of Belgium as a hybrid composite of four layers. Van Acker gives a fascinating analysis of the interaction of the urban actors driving the creation of these layers and gives an original and deep understanding of the city as an urban territory distributed over a wide area.”
- GRAHAME DAVID SHANE, Columbia University

“This book is a must read for readers interested in the industrialization of the Campine region, the development of the Flemish coast, and/or the development of the Antwerp Ringscape.”
- Journal of Planning Education and Research

Researcher(s)Maarten Van Acker
Commissioned by: Leuven University Press 
Period: 2014