City’s Socializing Capability

Jesús Hernández

Published in "Public Space Acupuncture", 2015


In other cases, although public space may still be used, it no longer operates as a collective space for sharing activities, or as a place to connect and meet new people.

In short, public space’s tendency to lose its public function deactivates part of the city’s socializing capability, which is especially important in an era that is characterized by a steady rise in cultural diversity among the inhabitants of our medium-sized and large cities.

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