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The Importance of Public Squares

With the recent developments happening in North Africa and the Middle East, public squares are taking center-stage as the epicenters of change.

Vishaan Chakrabarti has this to say about public squares:

"Public spaces like Tompkins Square, Tiananmen Square and Tahrir Square have been stages for history because they provide the loci for urban gathering, particularly for a city's youth. After all, if the revolution is to be televised, from where else would it be broadcast? One could argue that without cities and the spaces they inspire, nations themselves would never change."

Full Story: Liberation Squares

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