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Sociologist Speaks at UVA about City Design and Social Life

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

A well-known sociologist stopped in Charlottesville to discuss how the design of cities influences social life.

Richard Sennett spoke on a concept called "The Open City" in Minor Hall at the University of Virginia Thursday afternoon. He stresses the importance of "street life" and public spaces that facilitate interactions among people of diverse backgrounds.

Sennett serves as a sociology professor at both New York University and the London School of Economics.

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