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City block

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A city block, urban block or simply block is a central element of urban planning and urban design. [1]

93 relations: Address (geography), Alley, Apple Inc., Arterial road, Australian English, Automobile dependency, Barcelona, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, British English, Building, Calgary, Canada, Catalan language, Census block, Chicago, City College of New York, Clarence Perry, Colosseum, Columbia University, Commissioners' Plan of 1811, Convention center, Courtyard, Dead end (street), Distribution center, Eaton Centre, Edmonton, Eixample, Exhibition Place, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Geoprocessing, Google, Government Center, Boston, Gràcia, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Grid plan, Hewlett-Packard, Hoddle Grid, Hospital, Ildefons Cerdà, Illinois, Ithaca, New York, Japan, Kyoto, La Ribera, Land lot, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, List of metropolitan areas in Europe, List of shopping malls in the United States, List of stadiums by capacity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ..., Melbourne, Milton Keynes, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Modernism, Nara, Nara, Neighbourhood unit, New York City, North American English, Pedestrian, Peter Calthorpe, Philadelphia, Planned community, Plaza, Providence Park, Public housing, Public transport, Radburn design housing, Rail yard, Seat of local government, Sidewalk, Sine qua non, Slum, Social relation, Street, Street hierarchy, Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village, Suburb, Taxicab geometry, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Toronto City Hall, Turin, United States, University of Alberta, University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban density, Urban design, Urban planning, Urban renewal, Vauban, Freiburg, Walkability, Waterloo, Ontario, World Trade Center site. Expand index (43 more) »

Address (geography)

An address is a collection of information, presented in a mostly fixed format, used to give the location of a building, apartment, or other structure or a plot of land, generally using political boundaries and street names as references, along with other identifiers such as house or apartment numbers.

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An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often reserved for pedestrians, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Arterial road

An arterial road or arterial thoroughfare is a high-capacity urban road.

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Australian English

Australian English (AuE, en-AU) is a major variety of the English language, used throughout Australia.

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Automobile dependency

Automobile dependency is the concept that some city layouts cause automobiles to be favored over alternate forms of transportation such as bicycles, public transit, and walking.

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Barcelona is a city in Spain.

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Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) is an exhibition center in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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British English

British English is the standard dialect of English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.

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A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory.

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Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Catalan language

Catalan (autonym: català) is a Western Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin and named after the medieval Principality of Catalonia, in northeastern modern Spain.

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Census block

A census block is the smallest geographic unit used by the United States Census Bureau for tabulation of 100-percent data (data collected from all houses, rather than a sample of houses).

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Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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City College of New York

The City College of the City University of New York (more commonly referred to as the City College of New York, or simply City College, CCNY, or City) is a public senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City.

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Clarence Perry

Clarence Arthur Perry (1872 – Sept 6, 1944"CLARENCE A. PERRY, RECREATION EXPERT:. Pioneer in Development of Neighborhood, Comm., New York Times (1923-Current file); Sep 7, 1944; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2007) pg. 23) was an American planner, sociologist, author, and educator.

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The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.

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Columbia University

Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

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Commissioners' Plan of 1811

The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 was the original design for the streets of Manhattan above Houston Street and below 155th Street, which put in place the rectangular grid plan of streets and lots that has defined Manhattan to this day.

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Convention center

A convention center (American English; conference centre outside the USA) is a large building that is designed to hold a convention, where individuals and groups gather to promote and share common interests.

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A courtyard or court is a circumscribed area, often surrounded by a building or complex, that is open to the sky.

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Dead end (street)

A dead end is a street with only one inlet/outlet.

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Distribution center

A distribution center for a set of products is a warehouse or other specialized building, often with refrigeration or air conditioning, which is stocked with products (goods) to be redistributed to retailers, to wholesalers, or directly to consumers.

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Eaton Centre

Eaton Centre is a name associated with shopping malls in Canada, originating with Eaton's, one of Canada's largest department store chains at the time that these malls were developed.

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Edmonton (Cree: Amiskwaciy Waskahikan; Blackfoot: Omahkoyis) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta.

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The Eixample (Catalan for 'expansion' or 'Expansion District') is a district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and what were once surrounding small towns (Sants, Gràcia, Sant Andreu etc.), constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Exhibition Place

Exhibition Place is a publicly owned mixed-use district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located by the shoreline of Lake Ontario, just west of downtown.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy's oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, Italy.

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Geoprocessing is a GIS operation used to manipulate spatial data.

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Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

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Government Center, Boston

Government Center is an area in downtown Boston, centered on City Hall Plaza.

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Gràcia is a district of the city of Barcelona, Spain.

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Greensboro Coliseum Complex

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex (GCC) is an entertainment and sports complex located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Grid plan

The grid plan, grid street plan, or gridiron plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid.

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The Hewlett-Packard Company (commonly referred to as HP) or shortened to Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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Hoddle Grid

The Hoddle Grid is the contemporary name given to the approximately grid of streets that form the commonly understood central business district of Melbourne Australia.

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A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment.

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Ildefons Cerdà

Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer, (Centelles, December 23, 1815 – Caldas de Besaya, August 21, 1876), also known as Ildefonso Cerdá y Suñer in Spanish, was the progressive Catalan Spanish urban planner who designed the 19th-century "extension" of Barcelona called the Eixample.

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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Ithaca, New York

Ithaca is a city in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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, officially, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan.

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La Ribera

La Ribera ('The Shore') is one of the areas of the quarter of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera of Ciutat Vella ("the old city") of Barcelona.

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Land lot

In real estate, a lot or plot is a tract or parcel of land owned or meant to be owned by some owner(s).

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

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List of metropolitan areas in Europe

This is a list of metropolitan areas in Europe, with their population according to three different sources.

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List of shopping malls in the United States

This is a list of current and former shopping malls in the United States of America.

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List of stadiums by capacity

The following is a list of notable sports stadiums, ordered by their capacity, which refers to the maximum number of spectators they can normally accommodate.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large townAlthough Milton Keynes was specified to be a city in scale and the term "city" is used locally (inter alia to avoid confusion with its constituent towns), formally this title cannot be used.

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Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States.

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Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Nara, Nara

is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Neighbourhood unit

The concept of the neighborhood unit, crystallised from the prevailing social and intellectual attitudes of the early 1900s by Clarence Perry, is an early diagrammatic planning model for residential development in metropolitan areas.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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North American English

North American English (NAmE, NAE) is the most generalized variety of the English language as spoken in the United States and Canada.

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A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot, whether walking or running.

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Peter Calthorpe

Peter Calthorpe (born 1949) is a San Francisco-based architect, urban designer and urban planner.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Planned community

A planned community, or planned city, is any community that was carefully planned from its inception and is typically constructed on previously undeveloped greenfield land.

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A plaza, pedestrian plaza, or Place is an open urban public space, such as a city square.

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Providence Park

Providence Park (formerly Jeld-Wen Field; PGE Park; Civic Stadium; originally Multnomah Stadium; and from 1893 until the stadium was built, Multnomah Field) is an outdoor sports venue in the northwest United States, located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

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Public housing

Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local.

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Public transport

Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.

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Radburn design housing

Radburn design housing (also called Radburn housing, Radburn design, Radburn principle, or Radburn concept) is a concept for planned housing estates, based on a design that was originally used in Radburn, New Jersey, United States.

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Rail yard

A rail yard, railway yard or railroad yard is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading and unloading, railroad cars and locomotives.

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Seat of local government

In local government, a city hall, town hall, civic centre, (in the UK or Australia) a guildhall, a Rathaus (German), or (more rarely) a municipal building, is the chief administrative building of a city, town, or other municipality.

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A sidewalk (American English) or pavement (British English), also known as a footpath or footway, is a path along the side of a road.

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Sine qua non

Sine qua non or condicio sine qua non (plural: condiciones sine quibus non) is an indispensable and essential action, condition, or ingredient.

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A slum is a highly populated urban residential area consisting mostly of closely packed, decrepit housing units in a situation of deteriorated or incomplete infrastructure, inhabited primarily by impoverished persons.

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Social relation

In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship between two or more individuals.

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A street is a public thoroughfare (usually paved) in a built environment.

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Street hierarchy

The street hierarchy is an urban planning technique for laying out road networks that exclude automobile through-traffic from developed areas.

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Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village

Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village is a large, post-World War II private residential development, on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.

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Taxicab geometry

A taxicab geometry is a form of geometry in which the usual distance function or metric of Euclidean geometry is replaced by a new metric in which the distance between two points is the sum of the absolute differences of their Cartesian coordinates.

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities is a 1961 book by writer and activist Jane Jacobs.

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Toronto City Hall

The Toronto City Hall, or New City Hall, is the seat of the municipal government of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and one of the city's most distinctive landmarks.

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Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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University of Alberta

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public research university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Urban density

Urban density is a term used in urban planning and urban design to refer to the number of people inhabiting a given urbanized area.

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Urban design

Urban design is the process of designing and shaping the physical features of cities, towns and villages.

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Urban planning

Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use in an urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.

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Urban renewal

Urban renewal (also called urban regeneration in the United Kingdom, urban renewal or urban redevelopment in the United States) is a program of land redevelopment in cities, often where there is urban decay.

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Vauban, Freiburg

Vauban is a neighbourhood to the south of the town centre in Freiburg, Germany.

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Walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking.

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Waterloo, Ontario

Waterloo is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada.

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World Trade Center site

The World Trade Center site, formerly referred to as "Ground Zero" after the September 11 attacks, is a 14.6-acre (5.9 ha) area in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

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