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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Linear Cities Reply with quote

With the advent of high speed rail and other fast ground based transportation, plus the ability to have energy production in small formats, not tied to a traditional urban/centric grid (Bloom Box), it may be time to think about Linear Cities. Why not spread the city along the transportation line, the rail road, the Interstate?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poly centric linear city (highly abstract representation)

http://www.linearcity.org/index2.html

"a prototype for a transit-based inter-modal urban corridor development"
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arturo Soria and the Linear City

http://www.magplane.com/html/9-30-10-7-2002.htm

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While Soria recognized the limited speed of 19th Century mass transit systems, some of his later day followers believed that the development of Linear Cities would one day include urban corridors such as the US Northeast Corridor or Tokyo-Osaka-Nagoya that would stretch for hundreds of kilometers. And while such urban corridors have evolved, there are few if any transportation systems currently in operation that are able to provide the urban commuting service necessary to transport workers to their workplaces hundreds of kilometers in distance, quickly, affordably, conveniently, and consistently. (The sole exception could be the Shinkansen in Japan.)

The contrast between the Garden City Movement and the Linear City is being debated today so that planners can find an alternative development scheme to manage the growing urban population boom in this century. According to the International Herald Tribune, in the next 40 years, the equivalent of 1000 new cities, each with a population of 3 million people, will have to be built to manage urban population growth demands.
It is evident that the Garden City Movement while very appealing in the developed world, will fall far short in providing a decent urban environment for such large expected urban population growths, especially in Asia and Africa. Even in China, the government has adopted the "Linear City" concept. While the Chinese policy is called the Interlocking Metropolitan Region, the design is consistent with the approach favored by Soria.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Roadtown, Linear Cities, and Living in a Line: Edgar Chambless and Michal Graves


http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2009/11/roadtown-linear-cities-and-living-in-a-line-edgar-chambless-and-michaal-graves.html

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I wonder what our human world would be like if we had evolved living in horizontal linear cities?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.linearcity.hk/lc3/pageView?pageID=63

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Linear City Research is a project founded on the initiative of KCRC (Kowloon Canton Rail Corporation) and research teams from the CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and HKU (University of Hong Kong). It aims to research and develop visions and guidelines for strategies in innovative and sustainable future developments in Hong Kong informed by public participation, government consultation, and multi disciplinary research.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<b>The Interdependence of Land Use and Transportation</b>

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But new information from Census 2010 provides empirical confirmation of the significance of land use planning around Metro stations in influencing the growth of Arlington and other places in Northern Virginia. Over the last ten years, Arlington County’s growth has been overwhelmingly concentrated along the Metro corridors, as has growth in Alexandria and some parts of Fairfax County. The densification of these areas is effectively extending the inner-city core of the Washington, D.C. region and substituting sprawling development in the exurbs with dense construction. This represents a change in trends compared to the period between 1990 and 2000.


http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2011/02/05/the-interdependence-of-land-use-and-transportation/
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