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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.

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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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