The City Reader Quotes

Richard T. LeGates
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"Urbanized societies, in which a majority of the people live crowded together in towns and cities, represent a new and fundamental step in man's social evolution." (Kingsley Davis, "The Urbanization of the Human Population," page 2.)

" . . . there is no hole so bad but that some poor creature must take it who can pay for nothing better." (Friedrich Engels, "The Great Towns," page 53.)

"What seems to have happened is that improvements and innovations are added to old culture patterns, giving affluent Americans a foot in several worlds." (Herbert J. Gans, "Levittown and America," page 68.)

"As we said to begin with, there is another Optimo City fifty miles farther on. The country is covered with them." (John B. Jackson, ""The Almost Perfect Town," page 89.)

"A good space beckons people in, and the progression from street to interior is critical in this respect." (William Whyte, "The Design of Spaces," page 117.)

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