Experiencing Centers 2 – Community

Main street as outdoor room.

Main street as outdoor room.

Main street as outdoor room.

Buildings define the edge of streets in urban settings, and often provide a sense of enclosure that people find pleasing. As a rule of thumb, streets read as urban places when the height of the building is at least half the dimension between opposite sides of the street. Attractive street-facing architecture also required. Diagram credit: Matt Taecker.

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