Street Sections: Helping to Understand Cities

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Sometimes you walk down a street and it just feels right, the proportions of the sidewalks, the width between the buildings, the height of the wall of buildings on either side. Why do some work and others not? Minneapolis urban designers Charrette Center have developed a world library of streets and sections and invite submissions from others:" Each street is documented by contributors officially registered at StreetSections.com using the breakthrough web based design environment called StreetSections Studio." It is a powerful tool; architect Robert Oullette says "When we strip away materiality and glitter in a street section the skeleton of the city is laid bare."::Street Sections via ::Reading Toronto

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