Rome, Italy

Denied: No Sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Rome's Spanish Steps are no longer a place for sitting.

August 9, 2019 - Associated Press

Pedestrian Infrastructure

A 'Curious' New Report on Pedestrian Behavior in Public Spaces

The Seattle Department of Transportation recently released its first-ever public life study.

April 22, 2019 - Streetblog USA

Rittenhouse Square

Sitting on the Walls Prohibited in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square

The list of prohibitions for the use of public spaces grows—this time to the seemingly innocuous and park-perfect activity of sitting.

January 14, 2017 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

people eating ice cream on sidewalk seating

The Next Big Thing: "Sit-able Cities"

Supported by imagery of human urban conduct, Chuck Wolfe argues that walkable is good, but sit-able is better—and that "it’s time for the next big focal point and the next big idea, the 'Sit-able City'."

October 14, 2013 - myurbanist

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