While watching the films “My Brooklyn”, “Citizen Jane”, and “Human Scale” it was clear that people who share a common space tend to bond as a community. They come together to do community gatherings or activities. They become united whether its by listening to music, or by planning out cookouts. Despite the mass cultural diversity it’s the sense of community that brings everyone together. The lecture also represents cultural diversity. In the films, Robert Moses is portrayed as the villain who is responsible for the buildings that are getting destroyed. The new buildings that Robert Moses constructed were intended to stop people from gathering outside. In every neighborhood, there’s a haven or community center that keeps the neighboorhood supported and united. But Robert Moses does not agree that public space is this beautiful idea that people make it out to be. He believes it enables poverty. I think public spaces are essential places in a community and for its growth. I had never given public spaces much thought until I found myself occasionally sitting down relaxing while drinking my coffee at a near by park. I do believe public places are warm, friendly places that keep people united.
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