In this short video, TED Michael Beirut talks about the modern London Tube map. He says that Harry Beck’s version brought brilliant simplicity to mapmaking as more of a diagram than a map. Beck’s approach is now replicated by transit agencies all over the globe.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.