Urban nuclei and the geometry of streets: The ‘emergent neighborhoods’ model

@article{Mehaffy2009UrbanNA,
  title={Urban nuclei and the geometry of streets: The ‘emergent neighborhoods’ model},
  author={Michael W. Mehaffy and Sergio Porta and Yodan Rof{\`e} and Nikos A. Salingaros},
  journal={URBAN DESIGN International},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={22-46}
}
A controversy remains among planners and urban designers about the proper location of the non-residential core (nucleus) of a neighborhood in relation to thoroughfares. One school of thought suggests that the nucleus should be located along the busiest thoroughfares; a second school holds that it must be some distance away from them – which, because of their disruptiveness, should form the edge of the neighborhood; and a third school proposes that it should be somewhere between the two as an… 
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