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From Centrality to Dispersal in Buenos Aires

The eBook edition of Planet of Cities is now available. This is a modified excerpt from Chapter 12 — From Centrality to Dispersal. Between 1810 and 2010 Buenos Aires made a transformation typical of many global cities. It shifted from a walking city to a monocentric city to a polycentric city, driven primarily by changes in [...]

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The Decongestion of Manhattan

On August 28 the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will publish Planet of Cities. This post is a modified excerpt from the third chapter — The Sustainable Densities Proposition. Today, too small a share of the American population lives at urban densities that can sustain public transport. The country now produces an inordinate share of global CO2 [...]

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