The Addendum

Is this a New “City Beautiful?”

Alain de Botton believes that some cities are beautiful, and some are not, and that there are six ways to make the latter into the former:
Order and Variety
Visible Life
Compact[ness]
Orientation and Mystery
Scale
Local[ism]

Kristin Hohenadel. “Why Do We Love Paris but Hate Frankfurt? A Swiss Author’s Six Qualities of Beautiful Cities.” Slate, March 6, 2015.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2015/03/06/how_to_make_an_attractive_city_a_six_point_manifesto_from_alain_de_botton.html

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