To be free is not merely to cast off ones chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others (Nelson Mandela).
The frame of reference is ... limited: it is not about Soweto, the South Bronx, or Dhaka. Nor is it directly about Urbino, Paris, or Savannah, those pleasant centres of traditional urbanity. And yet it is (Sorkin, 1992a, p. xv).
a publicly perceptible and spatially distinct portion of the City that exhibits special cohesion. There is no restriction on the source of its coherence: tectonic, geographic, historical, functional, etc. A Place must be publicly accessible, either physically or visually. Only those aspects of the Place which are thus accessible shall be considered to be encompassed by that place (p. 62).