The grid has been used continuously throughout the world as a development pattern since Hippodamus first used it in Piraeus, Greece, in th..
There is no great city in the world that isn’t made up of a highly connected network of streets. In fact this is the first thing that all ..
In 1926 the United States created a legal precedent for zoning our cities, through the decision in the Euclid v. Ambler case. This was fur..
The size of a block is an interesting issue because it has a significant impact on both the internal workings of the block itself (the abi..
In the middle of the 19th century cities were expanding, and in most cases they were doing this in the absence of sensible ways to address..
For 2500 years, at least, we have been planning cities that are incredibly sustainable. Since the very first cities were planned (up unti..
During the Great American Grid Debate at CNU 21, Kevin Klinkenberg and I sparred valiantly together to defend the grid’s honor against our..
I have heard many criticisms about the grid plan–It’s boring, It’s unnatural, et cetera. Having happily visited and lived within gridded t..
The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 is an exhibit on display at the Museum of the City of New York through April 15..