Re: Re: Pedestrain Shortcuts

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@manifesta wrote:

ctesiphon, are you thinking of the passage Georges Perec wrote on “The Town”?

That’s it exactly! Especially this bit: That doesn’t mean you start to inhabit it.

I’ve mentioned GP here a few times, but I never miss a chance to give him another plug. ‘Species of Spaces and Other Pieces’ – widely available in Penguin paperback – is my favourite book on cities/spaces/environment. It’s not directly about them in an academic sense; more obliquely so, and all the better for it. Should be on everyone’s Christmas list.:) The bit titled ‘Species of Spaces’ particularly should be on every architect and planner’s reading list.

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