According to Jacobs in “Downtown is for the People”, urban planners made the grave mistakes of ignoring the specific regional and cultural characteristics that make a given city unique, opting to build nearly identical complexes and plazas that, according to the author, do more to discourage activity in downtown than…

  1. According to Malchik in “March,” why is a community’s walkability “one of the single greatest factors in building social capital” (p. 45)? What is social capital? How do your community’s public infrastructure and public spaces support walkability (or not)? How has your community’s walkability factored in your social capital?

Malchik…

10/12/2020

Race often can affect a person’s experience during a walk, to varying degrees depending on where or at what time the person is walking. According to Staples, “After dark…where I live, I often see women who fear the worst of me…Women are particularly vulnerable to street violence, and young…

  1. Why does de Certeau begin a chapter titled “Walking in the City” at the top of the World Trade Center in Manhatten?

de Certeau repeatedly refers to New York City as a story or text to be read, whose rhetoric is made up by the experiences and lives of the…

Donovan Armstrong

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