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Old 03-10-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Sprawl (Americans would still find this dense)

Hvidrove (Copenhagen) Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark - Google Maps

Lindenstrasse (Zurich) Switzerland
Lindenstrasse, Dietikon, Schweiz - Google Maps

Dense

Slough (London) United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom - Google Maps

Taverny (Paris) France
Paris, France - Google Maps

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Now please share your favorite suburbs across Europe, weather they are Dense or Sprawled i love looking at images and discussing about the Suburbs in Europe because they seem so Vibrant and Alive compared to North America.

My favorite are the towns just outside London and Paris, The ones in Denmark look very pretty, The ones in East Europe are probably the least attractive to me
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Sprawl (Americans would still find this dense)

Hvidrove (Copenhagen) Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark - Google Maps

Lindenstrasse (Zurich) Switzerland
Lindenstrasse, Dietikon, Schweiz - Google Maps

Dense

Slough (London) United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom - Google Maps

Taverny (Paris) France
Paris, France - Google Maps

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Now please share your favorite suburbs across Europe, weather they are Dense or Sprawled i love looking at images and discussing about the Suburbs in Europe because they seem so Vibrant and Alive compared to North America.

My favorite are the towns just outside London and Paris, The ones in Denmark look very pretty, The ones in East Europe are probably the least attractive to me
Hi Bob,

Britain does have a fair bit of urban sprawl, not bad by US standards, but it certainly exists.

Hit up Milton Keynes on Google Maps / Google Earth. It even has an enormous grid system.

Also, on my last visit to Ireland, I recall the suburbs west of the Dublin M50 belt being very sprawly. Hit that up on Google Maps too.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Finland:

Espoo, Finland - Google Maps

Oulu, Finland - Google Maps

Lahti, Finland - Google Maps
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Ireland:

Dublin, Ireland - Google Maps

Dublin, Ireland - Google Maps

Lindenstrasse, Dietikon, Schweiz - Google Maps
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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Sprawl (Americans would still find this dense)

Hvidrove (Copenhagen) Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark - Google Maps

Lindenstrasse (Zurich) Switzerland
Lindenstrasse, Dietikon, Schweiz - Google Maps

Dense

Slough (London) United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom - Google Maps

Taverny (Paris) France
Paris, France - Google Maps

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Now please share your favorite suburbs across Europe, weather they are Dense or Sprawled i love looking at images and discussing about the Suburbs in Europe because they seem so Vibrant and Alive compared to North America.

My favorite are the towns just outside London and Paris, The ones in Denmark look very pretty, The ones in East Europe are probably the least attractive to me
The first bunch wouldn't really be dense by US standards--pretty standard suburban looking neighborhoods in the US look about the same, but the cars are bigger. The dense examples are all low-rise, and while US streets tend to be wider they also aren't too dissimilar from what you see in the older parts of US cities.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Sprawl (Americans would still find this dense)

Hvidrove (Copenhagen) Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark - Google Maps

Lindenstrasse (Zurich) Switzerland
Lindenstrasse, Dietikon, Schweiz - Google Maps
The first one reminds me of the inner suburbs of Miami. The second one could easily pass for a standard suburb in the US.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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The first bunch wouldn't really be dense by US standards--pretty standard suburban looking neighborhoods in the US look about the same, but the cars are bigger. The dense examples are all low-rise, and while US streets tend to be wider they also aren't too dissimilar from what you see in the older parts of US cities.
I'm used to suburbs here in the Twin Cities. Outside the 494/694 loop it is absolutely horrible
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Sprawl in the UK is somewhat different to the US roughly square plots. 1900-1970 plots are very long and thin. It isnt rare to have a 200-300ft long rear garden for example, but with little road frontage.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Anyway, my favourite uk 'sprawl'

Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom - Google Maps

Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom - Google Maps
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Much of Oslo is a rather pleasant and green sprawl surrounding a small medium dense core. There are several small shopping centers spread out through the city and decent public transport, but for the most part, it fits the definition of sprawl.
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