Assignment 4, Section 1Morphological Box: Setting the parameters to your Ideal CityThe table below lists eight parameters ...
Sample parameters for Toronto (baseline city)    DIMENSON                                                                 ...
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ThinkTank Cities - Assignment 4 - City Parameters / Morphological Box

  1. 1. Assignment 4, Section 1Morphological Box: Setting the parameters to your Ideal CityThe table below lists eight parameters (dimensions) for your city, along with a list of possible values for each parameter and will help you quickly situate your city with a geographical context. Fromeach row, select one and only one value that (most closely) describes your city. When you have selected eight values (consider printing the table so you can draw on it, draw lines from value to value orcircle the appropriate values), you will have a much more concrete idea of what your city is like. All that is missing to complete part 1 of submission 4 is to select a suitable photo to illustrate yourchoices. We have provided a brief description of each parameter below. DIMENSON POSSIBLE VALUESregion Western Eastern North Africa, Middle Sub-Saharan Central Southeast Australia & North Central America South Europe Europe East & Greater Arabia Africa Asia Asia Oceania America & Caribbean Americatopology coastal high-altitude low-lands valley island peninsulawater land-locked rivermouth riverbank lakeside desert coastalclimate tropical dry temperate cold polarvegetation tundra taiga grasslands deciduous forest chaparral desert desert-scrub savanna rainforest alpinepopulation (in ‘000) <100 100-500 500 – 1.000 1.000 – 5.000 5.000 – 10.000 >10.000metropolitan <100 100-500 500 – 1.000 1.000 – 5.000 5.000 – 10.000 >10.000region (in ‘000)economic base agricultural manufacturing heavy industry light industry service industryRegion – This is a slightly adapted list of world regions as used by the United Nations and gives us a broad idea of where your city is located.Topology & water – Cities are shaped by the surrounding geography and vice versa. What will we find in your city?Climate & vegetation – The natural environment impacts how we build and develop our cities immensely.Inhabitants & metropolitan region – How many people live within your city limits, and how many more live in the greater urban agglomeration around it?Economic base – “Mixed” applies to many if not most modern cities, a value that is absent from the box because you need to choose the dominant factor.
  2. 2. Sample parameters for Toronto (baseline city) DIMENSON TORONTO, Canadaregion Western Eastern North Africa, Middle Sub-Saharan Central Southea Australia & North Central America & South Europe Europe East & Greater Arabia Africa Asia st Asia Oceania America Caribbean Americatopology coastal high-altitude low-lands valley island peninsulawater land-locked rivermouth riverbank lakeside desert coastalclimate tropical dry temperate cold polarvegetation tundra taiga grasslands deciduous forest chaparral desert desert-scrub savanna rainforest alpinepopulation (in ‘000) <100 100-500 500 – 1.000 1.000 – 5.000 5.000 – 10.000 >10.000metropolitanregion population <100 100-500 500 – 1.000 1.000 – 5.000 5.000 – 10.000 >10.000(in ‘000)economic base agricultural manufacturing heavy industry light industry service industry
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