America's Grid Diversity

<em>Greater Greater Washington</em>'s Daniel Nairn wanted a planning-related poster for his wall. So he created one (admittedly nerdy) poster comparing the various grids of American cities.
June 3, 2010, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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"I scoured Google Earth and measured that quintessentially American grid in about a hundred downtowns around the country.

Of course, there are variations in block proportions within downtowns, but I tried to pick cities that had more uniformity than average to come up with a single prototype."

His poster includes typical blocks from cities like Portland, Kalamazoo, and Salt Lake City.

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Published on Monday, May 31, 2010 in Greater Greater Washington
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