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City main street networks show a drastic shift away from historic patterns of human-scale design

Maxwell, J. Alexander and Wolfe, Charles R. (2014) City main street networks show a drastic shift away from historic patterns of human-scale design. LSE American Politics and Policy (19 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Have you ever wondered why some places seem built for automobiles as opposed to humans? In a recent study, J. Alexander Maxwell and fellow researchers from the University of Strathclyde’s Urban Design Studies Unit find evidence that before the rise of the automobile, cities developed on a walkable “human” scale, with main streets that rarely exceeded 400 meters (a little more than 437 yards). Along with Charles R. Wolfe, they argue that this uniformity reveals an underlying pattern to pedestrian city settings, which should be considered in contemporary urban design and policies.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58770

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