City Comforts: How to Build an Urban Village (Google eBook)

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City Comforts Inc., 2003 - Social Science - 224 pages
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Explains the few simple rules and shows the many small details which make urban life pleasant: places where people can meet, methods to "tame" cars and to make buildings good neighbors, art that infuses personality into locations and makes them into places. Many of these small details of the cityscape are so obvious as to be invisible to the casual observer.
  

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Page 25 - People come to cities for contact. That's what cities are: meeting places. Yet the people who live in cities are often contactless and alienated. A few of them are physically lonely: almost all of them live in a state of endless inner loneliness. They have thousands of contacts, but the contacts are empty and unsatisfying.
Page 19 - You know how the Japanese can make things this way and we can't? They kaizen 'em. A process of deliberate, patient, continual refinements. Each year the products get a little better, a little smaller, a little cheaper. Americans don't think that way. Americans are always looking for the quantum leap, the big advance forward. Americans try to hit a home run to knock it out of the park and then sit back. The Japanese just hit singles all day long, and they never sit back. So with something...
Page 10 - This small paperback gives 101 ways to bring back the mix of intimacy and anonymity that makes an "urban village" out of a bland and impersonal city.
Page 17 - Neighbors are not simply people who live in physical proximity. Neighbors are people who are acquainted with each other, at least by sight. Neighbors have some sense of human connection. Neighbors recognize and acknowledge each other, if only with a nod of the head. Neighbors have some sense of responsibility to each other. Neighbors are not anonymous.
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