Is a Vibrant City Best Measured at Night?

Chuck Wolfe asks if a city's vitality is best indicated at night, and how it should be measured.

Wolfe identifies five important qualities of 24-hour, magnetic places, He argues that the first, safety, must be in place for the other four - mobility, proximity, commerce and interaction - to flourish:

"When evening light and crowds merge to create a sense of safety, where walking and transit define mobility and proximity, if commerce goes on without the sun, then human interaction with the built environment is a demonstrated success."

Thanks to Chuck Wolfe

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