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Old 04-08-2014, 03:33 PM
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These animations are rather fascinating and their patterns will probably be of interest to the regulars here. Map of urban growth / footprint of several large cities. The site plans to release animations for 30 cities by the end of the week. Unfortunately, there's no way to gauge if the high land use growth is more from an increase in urban population or lower density development

30 Cities From 200 Years Ago

I included Paris, one of the examples shown on the webpage:



Paris - YouTube
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Here's the actual video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u7H1helosI
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I came across a blog with gif versions of the videos. Pretty much every city significantly spreads out by the start of the 21st century.









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Old 04-09-2014, 06:34 AM
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One thing I notice is it displays as if there are no towns surrounding big cities until they become part of the metro. The patchwork quilt of towns shown at the end of the animation may have existed a bit before with only a bit less population but out of the commute zone. Obviously many of the outer London ones didn't suddenly spring up in the last decade or two.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:57 AM
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link to the blog, please?
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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No video for New York?
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Paris
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Apparently not. Here are the videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...XHx4c4TKdCeaNt
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:30 PM
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Strange, since the group that made the video is in NYC.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I would like to see them make one for the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. D/FW has two separate anchor cities that are now connected by suburbs, so that would make for a unique animation.
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