The street is a room of agreement. The street is dedicated by each house owner to the city in exchange for common services. … Through-streets, since the advent of the automobile, have entirely lost their room quality. I believe, that city planning can start with realization of this loss by directing the drive to reinstate the street where people live, learn, shop and work as the room of the community.
Architect Louis Kahn, quoted in Kahn’s Kind of Skyline