It's Spring, and the People Are in Bloom

Kaid Benfield gets philosophical about the turn of the seasons, writing that it's "not just nature that renews itself", but the city floods with people that had been hiding inside through the inclement weather.
April 15, 2011, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Benfield says now "is a perfect time to acknowledge and celebrate good urbanism."

He quotes Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis, who wrote recently about this phenomenon:

"The arrival of pleasant weather motivates some to walk a half-mile or even a mile rather than driving or riding transit. In early spring the population density of the public realm soars. People flock to the growing number of cafes and restaurants offering outdoor seating, animating downtown and edge-city streetscapes as they dine."

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Published on Friday, April 15, 2011 in SustainableCitiesCollective
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