“the most used plazas tend to have a higher proportion of people in two’s and three’s than the less successful ones. but the most sociable plazas also will have in absolute numbers the greatest number of individuals. a busy place, for some reason, seems to be the most congenial place if you want to be alone.”

15/07/2011 § 1 Comment

william h whyte, the social life of small urban spaces (1980)

 

insightful and amusing.  today’s title comes from the film the social life of small urban spaces.  this quote reminded me of rem koolhaas’ belief that people seek out congestion and density.

i believe i originally saw this on landscape and urbanism a couple years back.

 

enjoy your people watching.

a young hare

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