A variety of place
and geographic identity within a relatively small area.
a "neighborhood" is thought of to have a much
smaller area and than is designated by most newspapers, other publications, travel websites, as well
s, that is geographic diversity.
areas are usually the antithesis of geographic diversity, such metropolitan
areas as the San Fransisco Bay
area, Hampton Roads
VA, the Tampa Bay
Area FLA, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton PA/NJ, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/etcetera PA, the North Carolina Research triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Cary/Chapel Hill/Wake
Forest), as well as any "tri-cities
or any other metropolitan
area domminated by multiple cities are good examples of metropolitan
contain geographic diversity. Any smaller or average sized county which
contains multiple towns with their own identities contains geographic diversity (on the other
city/county governments such as Louisville
KY are geograpically homogenous). Any state, provence or small country which is domminated
cities, or at least may lack
one single primate city (and the identityless sprawl surrounding it) are also geographically Diverse.
Geographic diversity means
being able to go from one town or city to another and then another while travelling just a short distance.
In a large
border city, one will often find geographic diversity on the other side
of the said boudary.
to suburban sprawl, the accompanying horizontal expansion of metropolitan areas (as well as the increased identification within
one), the consolidation of post
offices, far-flung airports
containing the name of a major city 2 miles
away, and all the job growth moving to the boondocks right outside major cities, we're going to see less and less geographic diversity in the time yet to come.
People simply don't start
towns anymore, just suburbs.
There are no suburbs, only sprawl, edge cities, and towns that
have been imperialized.