Linear city model

elongated urban plan consisting of a series of functionally specialized parallel sectors

Linear city is a model in modern urban planning. It was first developed by the Spanish urban planner Arturo Soria y Mata in 1882. It was an alternative to densely populated industrial cities.[1] The idea was resumed in the 20th century in East Germany and Soviet Union.

the Arturo Soria first plan for a project in neighborhood Madrid

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  1. Roger W. Caves, Encyclopedia of the City (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2005), p. 291

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