Settlement image and structure

Switzerland is marked by a structure based on small cities and by a highly decentralized urbanization. Even the largest agglomerations barely exceed a million inhabitants; its cities are still comparatively small.This type of urbanization reflects two related basic conditions: the distinctively Helvetian autonomy of communes and a long history of decentralized industrialization.If we examine the

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Settlement structure

Tags: Landscape and Space, Spatial development, Settlement area, Buildings, Settlement
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: 2016