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Unformatted text preview: URBAN SITE AND SITUATION Definitions Site: the relationship between a city and the physical environment and landscape in which it is located Situation: the relationship between a city and the rest of the urban system in which it is located Defensive Sites Mont Saint-Michel Mont Saint-Michel Would this be a good type of place for urban growth in the 21 st century? No, there is no longer a need for this kind of protection, so isolation becomes a disadvantage Yes, 21 st century cities depend (among other things) on tourism money, and Mont Saint- Michel is a prime tourist destination Isolation has gone from being essential to being an inconvenience to being an amenity, Site characteristics are evaluated differently in different periods of a cultures evolution Carcassonne, France This defensive city is invaded by some 3,000,000 tourists annually! Sites favoring commerce Situation is defined by a citys place in the urban system Different interpretations of Manhattans site http://www.carto.com/chighlights/us_east.ht ml http://freepages.g enealogy.rootswe b.com/~blkyn/Ma p/NY.1807.html 1764 1807 Pittsburgh, the point A l l e g...
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