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A reason to interact: Interaction among strangers in urban public space

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Hello, stranger? Urban public space between interaction and attraction

  • Bjekeset, Sverre

A much-celebrated feature of urbanity, is peaceful face-to-face interaction among diverse strangers in public spaces. Such interaction has major civilizing effects, leading urban scholars argue. The rise in privately owned and tightly managed public spaces, tending to displace people, activities and exchanges that may discomfort target groups, has thus raised broad concerns... Read »