This charming 1970s documentary will be appealing to anyone who has an interest in ethnography, urban planning, and people-watching and social behaviour in public places. This video has a faded VHS feel to it, but it is perfectly watchable and if anything the aged quality adds to the charm.
"Open spaces in cities function in different ways. Inspirational urban advocate William H. Whyte presents an informative look at why some spaces work, while others do not. Using New York City's Seagram Plaza as a starting point, this video analyzes why certain urban spaces are more popular than others, and why public spaces are necessary at all. The founder of The Project for Public Spaces, Whyte narrates this film and guides us through an observation of a number of public spaces in an original and witty" ~ Cara Saposnik, All Movie Guide
The film is 1 hour long. Afterwards we will adjourn to the bar. All welcome.
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Official Website: http://www.uxbri.org.uk
Added by harrybr on May 26, 2009