Anthony Flint makes the case that the rapidly growing cities of the developing world can learn a great deal by studying the 19th century plan for Manhattan’s grid.
A recent Fast Company post details the work of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in the creation of the Atlas of Urban Expansion. The “series of mesmerizing videos” maps out the land growth of 30 worldwide cities over the past 200 years in order to better predict urban growth in the future.
“By understanding the data…cities can reserve just enough land for much-needed public infrastructure and parks, and prepare for housing booms. Ultimately, that planning can lead to cities that are more equitable, sustainable, and livable, instead of sprawling slums.”
To read the full post, go here.
To read more about the Atlas of Urban Expansion, go here.