New public spaces

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The strip

I think we have finally come to recognize that we no longer know how to use the traditional public space as an effective political instrument, and that we need a wide choice of very different kinds of public space. . . . We are better off than we suppose; our landscape has an undreamed of potential for public spaces of infinite variety. The flea market is a new and unpredictable public space and so is the strip. If their humanizing function seems doubtful that may be because they have yet to develop, but even now there can be no doubt as to their popularity. Jackson 1984, 19f