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Notions about and definitions of "the city" are extremely diverse and have been in constant transition and reformulation from their beginnings in ancient times to our present postmodern era. Along with the temporal and topographical setting, the perspective from which a city is viewed determines responses to the central question of "What is a city?" This study explores the concept of the urban space in relation to its effect on the individuals that inhabit this physical setting-that is, the city seen as a space that molds the psychosocial experience of the human being.