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A linearapolis case study – Northeast Pennsylvania

In my March 24th post about linearapoli (linear urban areas), a number of examples were provided from the United States and Canada. Several others have been identified since then by readers and myself. Of these examples, none more aptly depicts my definition of a … Continue reading

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“Linearapoli” – linear urban areas

Linearapoli is a term that I devised to describe those urban areas that develop primarily along three types of narrow (linear) topography – river valley, mountain valley, and coastal/shoreline. This post discusses the unique aspects this urban land form and why certain … Continue reading

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