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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But many see a future in parking, especially in rebranding the service as part of curb management, an emerging catch-all term for digital means of managing the streetscape. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why valet parking is the future of smarter urban transit," 6 Aug. 2018 While the technology around these digital streets is still under discussion, new plans suggest the flexible nature of the streetscape will be a boon to pedestrians. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Sidewalk Labs’s updated smart city plan aims for ‘people-first public realm’," 30 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of streetscape

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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