Steve MacDouell, who I last linked regarding micro-neighborliness, today is defending public spaces. His observation that “unlike other spaces, public spaces are not partial to people with money to spend” makes me think about “pop-up public places” (what I termed “inviting windows theory”), while his suggestion that “when our senses are fully utilized, like they are in well-designed public spaces …, we start to find ourselves more attached to our local context” makes me think about this Nicky Davidoff piece about what smartphones might be doing to our mental maps of where we live.

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