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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

“The way people use a place mirrors expectations.”

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The Art of Looking: How Eleven Different Perspectives Illuminate the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland
The Art of Looking: How Eleven Different Perspectives Illuminate the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland

“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”

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How People Live In The Suburbs: A Vintage Illustrated Gem
How People Live In The Suburbs: A Vintage Illustrated Gem

“Swinging is a good time to close your eyes and make-believe.”

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Feisty Critique of Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Education, and the NYC Skyline
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Feisty Critique of Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Education, and the NYC Skyline

“Taste is a matter of ignorance. If you know what you are tasting, you don’t have to taste.”

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A Theater for Living: Anatomy of European Street Life in 1900
A Theater for Living: Anatomy of European Street Life in 1900

“… unrefined, menacing to some, and occasionally violent, but full of the raw energy of day-to-day human existence.”

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What Makes a Great City: A General Theory of Walkability
What Makes a Great City: A General Theory of Walkability

“City engineers have turned our downtowns into places that are easy to get to but not worth arriving at.”

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