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Cities and City Planning by Lloyd Rodwin, Hugh Evans, Robert Hollister, Kevin Lynch,

By Lloyd Rodwin, Hugh Evans, Robert Hollister, Kevin Lynch, Michael Southworth, Lawrence Susskind (auth.)

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In this way, over 200 concessionaires now operate shops, restaurants, camps, or guide services throughout the park system under terms set by the Park Service. Another indirect incentive may be to modifY city ordinances to require major new construction projects to make educative contributions to the city. The building and zoning ordinances, for instance, may permit special development opportunities, such as zoning variances, for exceptional efforts to create sites and activities of educative value to the city.

L implications of grain could be analyzed, testing each for relevance and effect, and ending by a search to see if signiflcant goals have been left out.

The abstractness of this system makes it difficult to conceptualize. The system also divides up the total form of city, although not spatially, and therefore raises the problem of keeping in mind the interrelations among categories. But for generality, clarity, and conciseness-and perhaps even for fresh insights-it seems to be the preferable method and will be followed in the rest of this chapter. A system for activity pattern would probably require a description of two basic aspects: flow of men and of goods, on the one hand, and, on the other, the spatial pattern of more localized 38 CHAPTER FOUR activities, such as exchange, recreation, sleeping, or production.

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