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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
Screening and Discussion

William Whyte in a still from "The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces."

In 1980, William H. Whyte published the findings from his revolutionary Street Life Project in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. The book was instantly labeled a classic and launched a mini-revolution in the planning and study of public spaces. The accompanying film is one of the most well-regarded documentaries about urban planning, and an incredible time capsule of New York City street life of the late 1970s. Whyte and his team chose a variety of public spaces including plazas, streetscapes, playgrounds, and neighborhoods, and set about observing and recording how and why people use them.

Join us for a screening and discussion of this classic documentary with Nidhi Gulati, Program Manager Transportation, Project for Public Spaces.

$7 admission.