America's Grid Diversity

Greater Greater Washington'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.

"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.

Full Story: The Variety of American Grids


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