Blog Posts - Semi-urban Places

How do neighborhoods form?

Neighborhood organization is one of the few universals of urban structure. All cities, past and present, all over the world, are organized into neighborhoods. Sometimes neighborhoods are planned from the start by officials or commercial builders. Thi...
by Wide Urban World on Jul 4, 2016

Cities of Tipis?

Comanche camp (George Catlin) The Native Americans of the North American Plains were some of the better known nomads of recent centuries. Groups like the Crow, Cheyenne, and Sioux took advantage of the horses brought to the New World by Europeans to...
by Wide Urban World on Feb 20, 2014

Cities, semi-urban places, and definitions

I periodically think about how we define terms like city and urban. There is no final and ultimate definition of terms like this. Definitions are tools. They help us solve intellectual problems and they help us understand the world. A definition that...
by Wide Urban World on Nov 5, 2012

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