Summary - TST 38


TST 38

María Alejandra SAUS

From the “iron wall” (1927) to the railway ring (2016). Railway and planning criteria for Santa Fe City, Argentina

Key Words: railway, Santa Fe City, material expansion, planning history

[ Abstract ]

The cycles of railway infrastructures use and the urban planning paradigms define historical units that mark discontinuities during the 20th and 21st centuries. Each one of these periods crystallizes phases of material expansion of capital with specific urban effects due to public transportation policies. This article tackles the case of Santa Fe City (Argentina) and studies five urban plans with two concomitant objectives: one synchronic and the other diachronic. The first one describes the railway and urban planning criteria gathered by each plan, while the second one locates them in the evolution of the railway-city binomial. Using documentary analysis methodology, the work is divided into two parts. The first one presents the case offering a panoramic view about the histories of the railway and planning in Argentina. The second one examines the plans that took place in Santa Fe taking the railway as a problem and an opportunity.