Mapping the Morphological History of Westside Savannah: History, Analysis, + Future Development Considerations
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In order to fully comprehend how and why the western side of Savannah was able to change and move away from its original grid more so than the historic district, it is important to understand that urban form is organized into a nested hierarchy of permanence. 1. The subdivision of land into public and private domains, 2. The public domain, and 3. The private domain. The subdivision of land involves the organization of territory into lots, blocks, and streets. The public domain includes streets, public landscapes, and public buildings, and the private domain includes private buildings and private landscapes (Dagenhart, 2013). Beyond that there is a separate order of evolution by which the hierarchy of the urban fabric is constructed and how it functions, thus resulting in how it can evolve over time. In regards to the urban fabric, this evolution is often defined as ‘urban morphology’.