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The Peculiarity of Island Cities

One of the constants of urbanism and the foundation and growth of cities is that cities are almost always located at or near a water source. The reasons for this are fairly obvious; water is necessary for human survival and … Continue reading

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L’Eixample, Ildefons Cerda’s Visionary Plan in Barcelona

If you look at the city of Barcelona today, a peculiar pattern stands out amongst other cities’ layouts. The medieval core of Barcelona is a tangle of winding narrow streets and alleys. Beyond it, however, the majority of Barcelona stretches … Continue reading

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The American Megalopolis

In the modern day, he world is experiencing an unprecedented amount of urbanization. The population of urban areas are regularly approaching over ten million people, and these are almost always in the developing world. Of the ten largest cities in … Continue reading

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