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The social life of small urban spaces

Author: William Hollingsworth Whyte; Project for Public Spaces.
Publisher: New York : Project for Public Spaces, 2001, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1980, William H. Whyte published the findings from his revolutionary Street Life Project in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Both the book and the accompanying film were instantly labeled classics, and launched a mini-revolution in the planning and study of public spaces. They have since become standard texts, and appear on syllabi and reading lists in urban planning, sociology, environmental design, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hollingsworth Whyte; Project for Public Spaces.
ISBN: 097063241X 9780970632418
OCLC Number: 48258500
Description: 125 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The life of plazas --
Sitting Space --
Sun, wind, trees, water --
Food --
The Street --
The "Undesirables" --
Effective capacity --
Indoor spaces --
Concourses and megastructures --
Smaller cities and places --
Triangulation --
Appendix A. Time-lapse filming --
Appendix B. Digest of open-space zoning provisions, New York City.
Responsibility: by William H. Whyte.

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In 1980, William H. Whyte published the findings from his revolutionary Street Life Project in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Both the book and the accompanying film were instantly labeled classics, and launched a mini-revolution in the planning and study of public spaces. They have since become standard texts, and appear on syllabi and reading lists in urban planning, sociology, environmental design, and architecture departments around the world. Project for Public Spaces, which grew out of Holly's Street Life Project and continues his work around the world, has acquired the reprint rights to Social Life, with the intent of making it available to the widest possible audience and ensuring that the Whyte family receive their fair share of Holly's legacy.

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