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Why People Are Drawn to Cities and Crowds

William Whyte says that dense, urban areas foster social interaction and a sense of belonging. His bases his claim on research dating back to the 1960s. His new book, which outlines his findings, is called Cities.


Other segments from the episode on February 22, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 22, 1989: Interview with William Whyte; Review of three albums featuring Sir Thomas Beecham; Interview with Al Young; Commentary on Pepsi and the Soviet Union.


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