On the Cul-de-Sac vs. Checker-Board Street Network: Search for Sustainable Urban Form

@article{Zhang2013OnTC,
  title={On the Cul-de-Sac vs. Checker-Board Street Network: Search for Sustainable Urban Form},
  author={Ming Zhang},
  journal={International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development},
  year={2013},
  volume={1},
  pages={1-16}
}
  • Ming Zhang
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science
  • International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development
The study revisited the largely accepted idea to deal with sprawl by replacing cul-de-sac/curve-linear street with the traditional checkerboard system in community design. Recent discussions suggest that a neighborhood with cul- de-sac street pattern can promote accessibility and street connectivity, if it is designed integrated with open space and pedestrian paths, while creating safe and quiet residential environments. A good example is the discarded old wisdom, the Radburn. To date, the past… Expand

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