William Whyte’s “Social Life of Small Urban Spaces”
A colleague from Paris forwarded me this link earlier today. I had not seen this since grad school - i.e. seeing it after a decade and a half. It was quite delightful then, and it is today. I forget who was responsible for showing it to us. Julian Beinart, if memory serves.
The time-lapse technique the film employs, tells the story even today. So many years and technologies later.