Eyes on the Street

The sidewalk must have users on it fairly continuously, both to add to the number of effective eyes on the street and to induce the people in buildings along the street to watch the sidewalks in sufficient numbers. Nobody enjoys sitting on a stoop or looking out a window at an empty street.

— Jane Jacobs, Death and Life of Great American Cities.

Woman at window above Portobello Road, London.

Man staring down towards Cloître de Notre-Dame, Paris.

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