Category Archives: Urban Landscapes

Although they can be difficult to define, urban landscapes are increasingly important as the primary venue of human habitation.
For the purposes of the GLPS, urban will be defined loosely as a landuse pattern not primarily dedicated to agriculture, and featuring significant human constructions.

La Habana

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Blessed with one of the most temperate climates on Earth, the islands of Hawaii have seen an explosive growth in population during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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Star Forts

The advent of modern warfare is attributable to the discovery of gunpowder and the industrial zeal with which it was  adopted by military powers. Artillery changed everything. Masonry curtain walls that had stood for centuries against slings and arrows, proved … Continue reading

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Iberia

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Brasilia: On Wings of Laterite

population 3,599,00. Brazil’s ultra-modern capital, Brasilia, is located at the southeastward rim of the Amazon Basin, well inland of the country’s largest population centers. Taking the shape of a bird in flight, the city displays a distinct and self-conscious landuse … 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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