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The Atlanta Streetcar: An Analysis Of Its Development And Growth As It Relates To The Core Cognitive Structure Of The City, Dawn Haynie Jan 2012

The Atlanta Streetcar: An Analysis Of Its Development And Growth As It Relates To The Core Cognitive Structure Of The City, Dawn Haynie

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the spatial structure of the city of Atlanta has shifted significantly as the city grew. It emerged from a pattern of colliding grids, which bridged the railroads, and an analysis of these early maps illustrated a centrally located area of dense street connectivity distinct from the spaces that are more easily accessible in terms of direction changes – where direction changes describe cognitive rather than metric accessibility. As the city grew and additional clusters of higher local density emerged, each isolated from the other, a multi-centered city was established with ever increasing fragmentation of the Directional Reach structure.Eventually, then, the ...