City Comforts: How to Build an Urban Village
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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Chapter 3 The Three Rules
Chapter 4 Getting Around
Chapter 5 Knowing Where You Are
Chapter 6 Feeling Safe
Chapter 7 Children in the City
Chapter 8 Little Necessities
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