Humans of Urbanism: Holly Whyte

The people-watcher who loved cities.

William Hollingsworth “Holly” Whyte (left), during a visit to downtown Chattanooga in 1984. Photo: Chattanooga Public Library.

“What attracts people most, it would appear, is other people.”

— William H. Whyte in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980)

William Hollingsworth Whyte, known affectionately as “Holly,” was an American…

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