Social Privacy in the Community of Diversity

  • Barrie B. Greenbie


Synergy expresses the condition that the whole is greater than -- or at least qualitatively other than -- the sum of the parts. In a synergic view of communality and privacy, our collective selves, as a society, have an expanded identity which is not merely an aggregate of our personal identities, yet is composed of and dependent on them. Our relationship to the non-human physical environment, both as individuals and as groups, is also not merely additive. Larger spaces do not simply accommodate more people; social structures become qualitatively different entities as space expands or contracts.


Central Business District Urban Renewal Taxi Driver Public Health Nurse Neighborhood Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barrie B. Greenbie
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  1. 1.Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional PlanningUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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