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What Makes A Good Place?


Cover of the book "The Nature of Place."

What makes a good place?

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That's what architect Avi Friedman wanted to know.

He wanted to know why some places are inviting, memorable and make us feel alive — while other places are completely forgettable.

Friedman traveled around the world visiting different kinds of "good" places as research for his new book, "The Nature of Place".

He talked with Lisa Mullins about what he found.