Monthly Archives: May 2010

Colonial Heritage III: Soviet Central Asia

In its long and colorful history, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics became infamous for doing things with such intensity and on such a grand scale that it proved difficult for them to achieve their ultimate aims. One of the … Continue reading

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Montevideo, Eastern Republic of the Uruguay

population 1, 325, 698. Located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata, Montevideo was established by the Spanish in 1726 to defend their colonial prerogatives from Portuguese incursions. The cityscape is very European, and … Continue reading

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Vantaa, Uusimaa, Republic of Finland

population 198,351 Finland has one of the lowest population densities in Europe, and this is reflected by their urban landuse patterns. The city of Vantaa, pictured here, is very spread out over the landscape, with dispersed neighborhoods connected by highways. … Continue reading

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Manila, Philippines

Densest city in the world. Population: 1,660,714. Area: 38.55 km² Density: 43,079 people/km²

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Levittown

Among the earliest and most famous examples of the postwar suburban phenomenon, Levittown proved to be an immensely successful endeavor for its developers. The patterns of landuse established here have helped define the suburban American landscape to our present day.

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Winnebago, Illinois, United States of America

This village in the Midwest region is highly representative of landuse patterns throughout much of the United States. First settled by migrants from the northeastern states in 1835, Winnebago now has a population of 3,000.

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Colonial Heritage II: the Temperate Southern Hemisphere

The temperate fringe of the Southern Hemisphere, including portions of land at the southern tips of South America, and Africa, as well as the southeastern section of Oceania, was the venue of extensive colonization by diverse European peoples during the … Continue reading

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