The Iconographic Transect
While the Urban Transect promotes the city's coherence with respect to density and massing quite well, it does not promote a coherence with respect to the appearance of buildings. Writing in a PLANetizen Op-Ed, Dino Marcantonio presents a Transect which describes status, which he calls the Iconographic Transect: "The Iconographic Transect can be applied to all cultures and all places that have developed an intelligible iconographic corpus that is harnessed in the building of cities. Thus, to some extent, any place can be diagrammed to define roughly the character of that place."
Thanks to Chris Steins