On this beautiful sunny day I just want to share some wisdom of Robert E. Park with you, an American urban sociologist (1864-1944). How can you really get to know a city?
“Go and sit in the lounges of the luxury hotels and on the doorsteps of the flophouses; sit on the Gold Coast settees and on the slum shakedown; sit in the Orchestra Hall and the Star and Garter Burlesque. In short, gentlemen, go get the seat of your pants dirty in real research.” (Robert Park, 1927)
It’s high time I leave my apartment to get some research done!