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The Year of the Neighborhood—if You Were Lucky

The Year of the Neighborhood—if You Were Lucky

Cities splintered in the pandemic—but only some Americans got to enjoy a hyperlocal utopia. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Getty Images Plus. The urban planner Kevin Lynch spent half of the 1950s asking Americans to draw their cities. What stood out in the mental maps they made for him wasn’t their home or workplace or favorite landmark, Lynch reported in his famous...

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