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Demonstrating how cartography is a valuable instrument for urban research, this cartographic book reveals the impact of infrastructure on a region's development in an original manner. Bieke Cattoor has mapped and analysed the roads, railways and communications network of Belgium's Kortrijk region, overlaying them with historical and topical information. With this perspective, the varied elements in an infrastructural network are clarified, and Cattoor identifies how roads and railways form related patterns and lead to nodes. The book reveals the complexity of our layered urban landscape with a new and simple representational method, and suggests how this method can be deployed in urban research as a whole.