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Allan Jacobs’ seminal treatise Great Streets (1993) takes figure-ground analysis to a new level, showing 50 one-mile-square maps of cities around the world, all drawn to the same scale. Four examples are seen at right.

Allan Jacobs’ seminal treatise Great Streets takes figure-ground analysis to a new level, showing 50 one-mile-square maps of cities around the world, all drawn to the same scale. from Grand Reductions: 10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning at SPUR

» Toronto Tuesday: Urban fabric, street trees and streetcars vs. cars • Spacing Montreal

Different street patterns from different cities. Bricoleurbanism: "there really is no perfect form of street fabric.

1-SCALE 1:10.000/1.000 ********************* [The six 1-square mile samples of urban patterns (above) and their primal graphs (below): 1. Ahmedabad; 2. Barcelona; 3. San Francisco; 4. Venezia; 5. Wien; 6. Walnut Creek. Cities are so diverse that, at a first sight, it seems hard to imagine that they share any common, though hidden, pattern, which is what they actually do.]

The six mile samples of urban patterns (above) and their primal graphs (below): Ahmedabad;

Plan on a monumental scale - Year 4 work.

'plan on monumental scale' - Kieran Thomas Wardle - Year 4 - Architecture UW Milwaukee, USA

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