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Title The social life of small urban spaces / by William H. Whyte ; written and directed by William H. Whyte ; produced by Municipal Art Society of New York.

Published [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Direct Cinema Ltd., [2005]


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Physical description 1 online resource (58 minutes) : sound, color
polychrome rdacc
Credits Photography, William H. Whyte, Marilyn Russell ; music by Bainbridge Brass Quintet.
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.
Summary Documents William H. Whyte's research on the design and use of small urban spaces. Investigates the factors which encourage and inhibit the use of plazas and parks, and makes recommendations for their successful design. Whyte's strongly humanist approach takes pleasure in all facets of the urban environment, from the "undesirables" and "street people" who often gravitate to open spaces, to pushcart vendors. He sees the street as a "River of life," noting that people come to these parks and plazas not to escape from the city, but to partake of it.
System notes Streaming video.
Notes Description based on DVD version record; title from title screen (viewed February 6, 2018)
Other author Whyte, William H., Jr. 1917-1999, screenwriter, film director.
Municipal Art Society of New York, production company.
Street Life Project.
Direct Cinema Ltd., publisher.
Bainbridge Brass Quintet, composer.
Subject Pedestrian areas -- Social aspects -- United States.
Open spaces -- Social aspects -- United States.
Parks -- Social aspects -- United States.
Plazas -- Social aspects -- United States.
Public spaces -- United States.
Documentary films.
ISBN 9781559746878