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Thanks to a tweet from Donald Shoup, I came across this in the Skyscraper Pages – an almost artistic rendering of what surface parking lots have done to North American cities.

Here, for instance, is Houston:

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By comparison, Portland:

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And Toronto:

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All the cities that have been added are here.  I’m sure they’d welcome a contribution of Vancouver if someone wants to take the time.

UPDATE: Vancouver done!

UPDATE: Daniel Bowen – Average Australian – was inspired to do a map of the Hoddle Grid in Melbourne.

UPDATE: Frances Bula explores reduced parking demand in downtown Vancouver in this piece in The Globe and Mail.