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Section Five
FIFTH PHASE OF UNFOLDING
 INDIVIDUAL UNFOLDINGS
Section 5:
Public Spaces




Identify and locate major and minor centers which will work well as public places

5.1 
PEDESTRIANS ALWAYS FIRST
As a general matter, public spaces for pedestrians must be defined BEFORE, not after, defining the spaces for cars, roads, and parking
5.2 
MAIN CENTER. Then, the first concrete thing to do, is to find the most natural place for the neighborhood's main center.
5.3 
EMBELLISH Embellish the main center with places, and music, and dance around it
5.4 
ENLARGE
If a public place becomes successful, enlarge it.
5.5 
PATHS
Locate the most paths along beautiful spots and lines
5.6 
MINOR CENTERS
Locate minor public centers as far as it makes sense at this early stage
5.7 
POSITIVE SPACE
Go back over all the public spaces you have located so far, and give each one a size and shape appropriate to its position. In doing this you are, step by step, to begining to shape the shared space of the community
5.8 
RECURSIVE POSITIVE SPACE RULE
Make sophisticated public spaces by repeating the application of positive space again and again.
This phase includes steps to shape, in outline form, the whole global configuration of public spaces in the neighborhood
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