open/integrated Water Front (no highway separating it from the body of the city)
Venkatesh Rao: When I work in public areas, it is for the steady supply of low-intensity human contact. The mass of unremarkable humanity does not register, except as a pleasant backdrop. Pretty girls, babies, dogs and notably ugly people do register, leaving a gentle and piquant trail of unexamined visual flavor. I am not a true people watcher.
Some College Town-s pull this off.
Bigger version: Traditional City
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