Savannah's historic district has been very well known and it has a very distinctive urban design that differs from all previous American towns. The grid street systems along with squares qualify Savannah as a landmark in American urban planning. What are the origins of Savannah's urban design? Are they originated from Italian, British or Chinesse roots? How many scholars or urban historians have attempted to investigate the origins of Savannah's urban design? The answers of above questions can be found in the following link:
Did Savannah spring from Italian roots? SavannahNow.com
The link shows my article appeared at Savannah Morning News on September 29, 2006. In this article I argued that various theories on origins of Savannah's urban design indicate that Savannah stands as a landmark in the history of urban planning in the nation and Savannahians should be proud.