(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Street networks in relation to landforms : implications for fast-growing cities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, University College London, London, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, SUISSE


This article shows that landforms have significant effects on the city shape and street patterns of the fast-growing Iranian cities of Dezful (a river) and Khorramabad (mountains and valleys), but no clear effects on the cities of Yazd and Nain. It also demonstrates that the streets in the old inner parts of all the cities are, on average, shorter and denser than the streets of the newer outer parts. It concludes that the rapidly formed outer parts (with greater dispersion in street patterns) have significantly different textures from those of the older inner parts, indicating different functionality and growth processes


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no2 [pp. 363-381]

Bibliographic references : 57 ref.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-014-1093-3

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