Thoughts On The City Sidewalk.
As the city is comprised of various micro-cities, or “cities within the city,” so are its streets. But the success of a street is dependent on its smaller-walkways. The more widely walked a street, the more widely enjoyed it is and secure. It is then when the street realizes its optimal and most desired function- characterized by a pure and organic order whereby it’s passersby, strangers and familiar faces alike, find confidence in each other, in public culture and in public passages. Therefore, when we think of the city, we inevitably think of street and thus, also the sidewalk. It is people that make up the city, but it is the street that organizes inhabitants and the comfort and power of a sidewalk that permits and permeates life within the bounds of a city.