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CONTENTS Foreword by Paco Underhill xi 1 Introduction I 2 The Social Life of the Street 8 3 Street People 25 4 The SkilledPedestrian 56 5 The Physical Street 68 6 The Sensory Street 79 7 The Design of Spaces 103 8 Water, Wind, Trees, and Light 132 9 The Management of Spaces 141 10 The Undesirables 156 11 Carrying Capacity 165 [x] CITY 12 Steps and Entrances 174 13 Concourses and Skyways 193 14 Megastructures 206 15 Blank Walls 222 16 The Rise and Fall of Incentive Zoning 229 17 Sun and Shadow 256 18 Bounce Light 267 19 Sun Easements 276 20 The Corporate Exodus 284 21 The Semi-Cities 298 22 How to Dullify Downtown 310 23 Tightening Up 317 24 The Casefor Gentrification 325 25 Return to the Agora 331 APPENDICES A. Digest of Open-Space Zoning Provisions in New York City 343 B. Mandating of Retailing at Street Level 348 Notes 350 Bibliography 367 Index 378 Acknowledgments 389 ...


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