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Identifying the Experience of a City: The Urban Fabric

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The urban fabric of a city becomes the basis of one’s experience of a city.

 

This is the part of Seoul, Korea, which I identify as my hometown.

 

By observing the aerial map of the city, one can identify its distinct characteristics.

 

One can identify different “bands” of the city depending on the density of the urban fabric.

The city consists of three horizontal bands: the park, the residential and the commercial each divided by major roads or highways that run from east to west.

 

However, as a resident of the city, I read the city in smaller neighborhoods—the vertical band—defined by major roads that run north to south.

 

The major roads are the framework upon which the city’s different zones are organized.

They are dividers that define each neighborhood, major paths along which one navigates the city, as well as points of entry and departure into and from the city.

 

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Written by jyang0124

January 28, 2011 at 2:50 am

Posted in Wintersession 2011

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