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  1. The Essential City Framework – The Evolution of Streets & Blocks

    The following article contains researched scale comparisons of city Main Streets over time. The delight of intimate, pedestrian scaled districts, both in the US and abroad, exemplify the design of streets and blocks before the advent of the gasoline engine. Our "modern" suburban and mega block patterns of development from the 20th century forward, were typically designed by transportation...
  2. Design Streets as the Most Important Public Spaces

    Design Streets As the Most Important Public Spaces - Because They Are This is an excellent article authored by Richard Dagenhart, AIA, AICP, one of the brightest in the field of urban design. Professor Dagenhart teaches architecture and urban design in the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been instrumental in affecting change and stimulating...
  3. Planning for American Cities: the Growth Ahead

    Our cities are rapidly changing. The link below is a presentation by Arthur C. (Christian "Chris") Nelson, Ph.D., FAICP. Dr. Nelson is currently the Presidential Professor and Director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah, previously with Georgia Institute of Technology. He is renowned as a top authority on planning, urban design and real estate development. Dr....
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