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    Cyburbian
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    Old suburbs and new suburbs

    Why is it the old suburbs in Toronto the stores and factories are almost at the street and like no green space.

    Well the new suburbs or new areas the stores and factories are more pulled back and more green space.

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    Why is it the old suburbs in Toronto the stores and factories are almost at the street and like no green space.

    Well the new suburbs or new areas the stores and factories are more pulled back and more green space.
    Along the lines of what I said in your other thread, I think this has much to do with the ascendancy of the auto. There's also the development of zoning regulations and building codes and things like the Garden City movement.

    When most people traveled primarily by foot, density and minimizing travel distances was more important. After the auto became popular, more space was needed to accommodate cars and an extra 10-30 feet between the road and the building didn't really make a big difference. At about the same time, people were starting to envision idyllic cities that would blend the best of urban and rural and zoning regulations began to enforce a certain kind of development.

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    At about the same time, people were starting to envision idyllic cities that would blend the best of urban and rural and zoning regulations began to enforce a certain kind of development.
    I will like more information on this.

    But you right with a car it does not matter if its 30 feet from the store or 70 feet from the store.Well on foot you want every thing almost at the street and buildings almost touching.

    So with car buildings more pulled back and more green does not matter.By Garden City movement I guss you are saying they are anti- density and more pulled pack and more green.

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    Damn that nature!!

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    But is that the reason why they plan the city like that?

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