Street Grids

January 16, 2015, 2pm PST
What better way to wind down from a long week thinking about cities and maps and transportation than by taking a quiz to show off your knowledge of cities and maps and transportation?
The Washington Post
December 9, 2014, 2pm PST
An article on big think examines a project to find the unique qualities of urban street grids as an exercise in the potential of Big Data.
Big Think
March 27, 2014, 8am PDT
Author and blogger David Prowler takes a lighthearted and pictorial look at what the layout of a town's streets unveils about a city's history and aspirations.
Los Angeles UrbDeZine
March 26, 2014, 7am PDT
Seth Kadish says he was born with an innate sense of direction. As such, he appreciates street grids oriented to cardinal directions. The phenomena interested him enough to create a graphic that visualizes the orientation of 12 urban areas.
Visual Statistix
September 19, 2011, 11am PDT
In the 1930s, The Federal Housing Authority embraced the trend towards cul-de-sacs, decrying the standard street grid as monotonous and unsafe. Norman Garrick and Wesley Marshall have proven otherwise.
The Atlantic Cities
Feature
April 14, 2011, 10am PDT

In a previous article, Fanis Grammenos challenged planners' assumptions about the superiority of the rigid street grid, exemplified by Portland, Oregon.

Fanis Grammenos
March 23, 2011, 9am PDT
This interactive map from <em>The New York Times</em> overlays historic maps with modern-day maps of the city, and shows how the city and its street grid has developed.
The New York Times
March 22, 2011, 12pm PDT
The street grid of New York City was born 200 years ago in an early map of the city.
The New York Times