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Therefore, this model can create new public space, protect natural environment, and improve the quality of air while reducing destructive urban sprawl and protecting the countryside, the environment, and the ecosystem in the long term. It benefits quality of the countryside by protecting land from the encroachment of urban development (Rogers, 1997). Additionally, the dense city size provides more flexibility for adjusting city development patterns. A dense city includes important characteristics such as well-designed urban structures, compact development patterns, and good connections and accessibility.

The advantage of this model is that it allows the city to grow farther outward than the core city model. Of course, it is a challenge to expand the city and avoid congestion at the center and avoid overloading radial transport lines across the city. The Satellites City model (Howard, 1898) has been widely applied in many cities around the world. This conceptual model includes a central city surrounded by a set of satellite towns or communities with some distance between the central city and surrounding towns.

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