street·​scape | \ˈstrēt-ˌskāp \

Definition of streetscape 

1 : the appearance or view of a street

2 : a work of art depicting a view of a street

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Judging by the advertising, Ford has positioned the EcoSport as a mini-SUV for an urban streetscape. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: Ford crosses over into the mini-SUV segment with tiny EcoSport," 19 Sep. 2018 What’s interesting is the way Trumbauer extracted drama from the much narrower Chestnut Street side, in a tight urban streetscape. Inga Saffron,, "How a Philadelphia lawyer turned a historic bank into a shrine to democracy (and his legal career)," 3 June 2018 Most of the deaths occurred within half an hour along a few hundred feet of streetscape. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, "Who Killed the Kiev Protesters? A 3-D Model Holds the Clues," 30 May 2018 Southern views to the lake would also be surrounded by vineyards, and a retail streetscape would include eight single-story boutique shops and upstairs, a 20-unit boutique hotel overlooking the winery estate. Thomas Jewell,, "Solon council tables winery, mixed-use development proposal for further review," 9 May 2018 For more than four decades, the low-rise apartment building blended in with the streetscape of single-family homes and big-box retailers along Rohlwing Road in Addison. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Renovated Addison apartments offer special draw: one-bedrooms topping 1,000 square feet," 24 May 2018 This location of Jose's has seating on two floors, including a balcony that overlooks the new streetscape in the Village. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Long-awaited Jose's Blue Sombrero opens July 9 in Wauwatosa's Village," 5 July 2018 Changing the streetscape Pedestrian advocates often point to street infrastructure favoring cars, SUVs and trucks over other road users as creating adverse conditions for those on foot or pedaling. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Death on foot: Detroit leads large cities in pedestrian deaths," 2 July 2018 City officials are considering demolition of several of the structures held by one property owner that would leave holes in the historic streetscape. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "These 10 classic, historic Indiana buildings are on borrowed time," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of streetscape

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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