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Metropolises


Smaller cities lent themselves to the ConnectedCities methodology, as cities up to approx 500,000 population are generally served by existing rail networks, and are sufficiently compact that 15 minutes travel time by rail is a journey outside the borders of the city's built up area.

Larger cities with a population of 1,000,000 and greater, have used a system similar to the Hub Town combination of Town Growth Zones pedsheds and Tentacle micropedsheds applies.

Development has been encouraged within the pedsheds but not elsewhere. With the much more complex and dense transport networks in Metropolises, pedsheds are far more numerous, and centred on stations for Metro and Subway, Heavy and Light Rail as well as numerous micropedsheds on bus and PRT services..

A system similar to the Greater London method of defining of Public Transport Access Level (PTAL) levels for locations has been replicated worldwide to assist with defining appropriate areas for development. 

Around major transport hubs superdensity living has become the norm, with mid-rise mansion blocks (5-8 storeys) including family apartments and duplexes, integrated with taller buildings to preserve the street network and public realm essential for a successful city.








Superdensity housing mix is extremely varied from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom townhouses but always with new streets that connect to its surrounding context, ensuring pedestran permeability through the city.

(image HTA Design LLP)

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