street·​scape | \ ˈstrēt-ˌskāp How to pronounce streetscape (audio) \

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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His department also oversees the city’s urban forest and handles landscaping for streetscapes, street medians and city facilities. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "New director takes helm at Carlsbad Parks & Recreation," 30 July 2019 What may keep Central Avenue below the radar, Hanchett says, is a midcentury streetscape that often looks more like Beaver Cleaver’s Mayfield than an exotic set from an Islands of Adventure theme park. John Bordsen, Dallas News, "A surprising choice for global cuisine: Charlotte," 25 June 2019 When Winnetka officials decided to launch a $2 million downtown streetscape project in early August, the construction timeline was intended to avoid disruptions to the village’s Fourth of July Parade and the merchants’ annual sidewalk sale. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Some downtown Winnetka business owners say fall streetscape construction could hurt sales," 7 June 2019 The Mesquite City Council approved a $5.5 million construction project to upgrade the streetscape, utilities and lighting along Front and Main streets. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Mesquite launches downtown redevelopment program," 18 July 2019 The idea is that by reinventing the downtown streetscape, residents and businesses will get to experience a more active and pedestrian-friendly downtown. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Car show, garden party among summer events in West Valley," 14 July 2019 The temporary measures are intended to jump-start some of the improvements envisioned in the city’s North Coast Highway 101 Streetscape Project, also known as the Leucadia streetscape. Michael J, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Encinitas council OKs funding for temporary Highway 101 improvements in Leucadia," 9 May 2019 As Portman designed it, the RenCen stood aloof from the rest of the city rather than integrating itself into the streetscape. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Architect of Detroit's Renaissance Center left troubled legacy for skyline gem," 2 Jan. 2018 Among the dozens of pieces, the package includes initiatives for job training and hiring, for using minority and local firms as contractors, and for greening and streetscape improvements in both communities. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Selfie observation decks, bike rack contest part of Gordie Howe bridge perks," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of streetscape

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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