urban development

  1. Your ideal 19th century industrialised city

    Idea totally stolen from Wolfneuron's thread in Chat ( What does your ideal city look like ) but applied to a different context : We're in the late 19th century, the power of coal, oil and gas has been harnessed, and electricity is starting to show its potential. Populations are growing faster...
  2. Cities that could have been much larger

    What are some examples of cities that have all the necessary resources, location etc. to be a major city, but, for whatever reason, never developed into one? They don't necessarily have to be small towns right now, just places that could have been much larger if history had gone differently...
  3. What cities could have been reshaped with a massive urbanisation plan post-industrial revolution?

    Watching the work of Cerda in Barcelona and Haussmann in Paris in the second half of the XIXth Century, and their impact on the development of local populations and transports, whereas other cities were content with gradually changing bits and bobs here and there and expanding on the periphery...
  4. Zachariah

    How different would the UK have been without the Green Belt?

    In the UK, the Green Belt policy came into force in the late '40's, with the purpose of quelling the growth of its largest cities through urban sprawl. Today, the green belt covers roughly twice as much land as all of the UK's urban areas combined. How different would the UK have been without it?