William Hollingsworth “Holly” Whyte was an American urbanist & journalist and important mentor for people like Jane Jacobs. In the year 1980 he published his 5th book called “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces”. Before he was getting deeper into the field of urbanism he wrote a bestseller book in the 1956 with the title “The organization man”. In 70ies he started with urban observation with different movie cameras to describe the essence of urban public life.

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