The Urban Place: Places for Jay to Sit

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1998-01-14

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Virginia Tech

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This thesis is an exploration of the design of successful urban places, those that are filled with people enjoying the vitality present in a density of life.

The inspiration for this thesis came from a statement made by Jason Bergen. While walking through downtown Blacksburg, unsuccessful in our quest to find a place sit down and eat lunch, Jay said, "You know Jon, there are no good places to sit in Blacksburg." Without realizing it, Jay had made a simple observation that can be used to assess the quality of an urban environment.

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urban design, Architecture, Blacksburg

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