Changing Geography

Changing Geography - Will Roper HIST 210 Urban Geography...

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1Will Roper HIST 210 Urban Geography Essay C raig’s Plan In the mid 1700s Edinburgh was expanding rapidly as it had land on all sides that had potential for development. As bridges were built and construction started inside the city, the magistrates began to consider what regulations should be made about building in the expansive fields to the north because it was apparent that without some encouragement by them the property might long remain undeveloped or develop in a manner not suitable for Edinburgh. The eventual hope for Edinburgh was that it would become a town distinguished by “the neatness and accommodation of its private streets and open squares, of its buildings and bridges, its large parks and extensive walks” 1 and I imagine that the magistrates did not believe this would go through without intervention. I think that after careful consideration and planning Edinburgh did a fine job expanding their northern territory.
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