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a.1.Having no town.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In 1931, for instance, Benton MacKaye and Lewis Mumford offered "Townless Highways for the Motorist: A Proposal for the Automobile Age" in Harper's, and their vision clearly influenced Futurama.
Unlike many such histories, he does not start with the Interstate highways system but goes back to Lewis Mumford and regional planning advocate Benton MacKaye and their interest in "townless highways." (It is worth noting that MacKaye was also interested in the "highwayless town," but that is a divergence from the story).
(11) One of these was the concept of the "townless highway" promoted by Benton MacKaye and his colleagues from the Regional Planning Association of America (RPAA).