Elements of a Vibrant City

Have you ever taken a moment to actually look at the city around you, and analyze its elements to come up with a decision as to whether its design parts and pieces come together as a whole? Does the city you live in have a vocabulary of details that create vibrant spaces or not?

In an article in the SF Gate  titled “Vibrant Cities Roll with The  Punches”,  John King tackles this very issue. Have you visited the spaces that are spoken of in the article? What do you think of the conclusions? Do you agree or disagree?