Rethinking Third Places
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Rethinking Third Places

Informal Public Spaces and Community Building

Edited by Joanne Dolley and Caryl Bosman

Ray Oldenburg’s concept of third place is re-visited in this book through contemporary approaches and new examples of third places. Third place is not your home (first place), not your work (second place), but those informal public places in which we interact with the people. Readers will come to understand the importance of third places and how they can be incorporated into urban design to offer places of interaction – promoting togetherness in an urbanised world of mobility and rapid change.
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Chapter 6: Eyes on the street: the role of ‘third places’ in improving perceived neighbourhood safety

Gordon Holden

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The author is an architect and urban designer and brings a designer’s inquiring approach to the subjects while being informed by research and literature produced by criminologists and sociologists as well as by urban planners, designers and architects.

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