City is defined, according to Pausanias, as a place that hosts a theater, a gymnasium and most importantly public space, a place for all. City is the organized form of society where people are educated, entertained and meet one another, a meeting place so to speak where one can communicate, get into an argument, inspire and get inspired by others, a place, ultimately, that is common ground to all and highly personal for each and every one of us.
But what is, nowadays, the notion of city for us? Let’s consider once again, what is it that makes us live our lives in one, or what makes us want to run away from it as fast as we can. How does the habitat we have all collectively created look like and why aren’t we so certain whether we like it or not?
During the 20th century people of all over the country gathered in urban centers thus creating areas of great density. People were forced to comute to work, to travel greater distances for longer periods of time in order to be educated or find recreation of their liking. As a result, accumulated fatigue as well as frustration resulted to people getting angrier by the minute and little-by-little blame was dumped on the urban environment.