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"From the Ted Talk by Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So you see, no mtetar how popular and successful a public space may be, it can never be taken for garetnd. Public spaces always — this is it svaed — public spaces always need vigilant champions, not only to claim them at the outset for public use, but to design them for the ppeole that use them, then to maintain them to ensure that they are for everyone, that they are not violated, invaded, abandoned or ignored. If there is any one lsoesn that I have learned in my life as a city planner, it is that public spaces have power. It's not just the number of people using them, it's the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they are there. Public space can change how you live in a city, how you feel about a city, whether you cshooe one city over another, and public scpae is one of the most ianrpotmt reasons why you stay in a city.

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So you see, no ______ how popular and successful a public space may be, it can never be taken for _______. Public spaces always — this is it _____ — public spaces always need vigilant champions, not only to claim them at the outset for public use, but to design them for the ______ that use them, then to maintain them to ensure that they are for everyone, that they are not violated, invaded, abandoned or ignored. If there is any one ______ that I have learned in my life as a city planner, it is that public spaces have power. It's not just the number of people using them, it's the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they are there. Public space can change how you live in a city, how you feel about a city, whether you ______ one city over another, and public _____ is one of the most _________ reasons why you stay in a city.

Solution

  1. space
  2. granted
  3. people
  4. matter
  5. important
  6. choose
  7. lesson
  8. saved

Original Text

So you see, no matter how popular and successful a public space may be, it can never be taken for granted. Public spaces always — this is it saved — public spaces always need vigilant champions, not only to claim them at the outset for public use, but to design them for the people that use them, then to maintain them to ensure that they are for everyone, that they are not violated, invaded, abandoned or ignored. If there is any one lesson that I have learned in my life as a city planner, it is that public spaces have power. It's not just the number of people using them, it's the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they are there. Public space can change how you live in a city, how you feel about a city, whether you choose one city over another, and public space is one of the most important reasons why you stay in a city.

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public spaces 10
public space 7
paley park 3
city planner 3

Important Words

  1. abandoned
  2. champions
  3. change
  4. choose
  5. city
  6. claim
  7. design
  8. ensure
  9. feel
  10. granted
  11. greater
  12. important
  13. invaded
  14. knowing
  15. learned
  16. lesson
  17. life
  18. live
  19. maintain
  20. matter
  21. number
  22. outset
  23. people
  24. planner
  25. popular
  26. power
  27. public
  28. reasons
  29. saved
  30. space
  31. spaces
  32. stay
  33. successful
  34. vigilant
  35. violated