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Unformatted text preview: Other aspects of Parisian culture is shown on other streets. Paris has more streets named after authors than most cities in the world. The article goes on to compare street design and naming to American cities and the differences were not surprising. American cities seem to be aimed more towards the future and efficiency, while the long, slow history of urbanization in Europe resulted in awkward, short street designs compared to the long, structured urban designs of America. The article does a fine job of demonstrating the many ways streets can celebrate cultural identity. I did feel like I missed out on parts of the article by not being able to read French. Streets signs can be just as significant as other social icons in cities, while not always as obvious....
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This document was uploaded on 04/20/2008.
- Fall '07