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elegant graphs reduce 25 american cities to their design essence

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elegant graphs reduce 25 american cities to their design essence

geographer geoff boeing, an urban planning postdoc at uc berkeley, has found a way to represent a city in a handy visual shorthand. by downloading and crunching municipal boundaries and street networks from openstreetmap, boeing has assembled handy histograms that show the distribution of the orientations of a city’s streets around the points of a compass. consider the exceptionally gridded terrain of tampa, florida, where nearly every street runs north-south or east-west. as a histogram, it’s a perfect compass. a city where separate grids connect, like st. louis, looks a little noisier. among boeing’s conclusions? it’s charlotte, north carolina—that sprawling sun belt metropolis not known for its charming, cozy urban spaces...