and choosing the right scale
When people visit a city they never experience the whole city. They might live in a city their whole life and explore every inch but they never experience the city as a whole. The city is experienced in a context of neighborhoods. The city is always experienced in little bites and people have to consciously chew it otherwise the city only touches our subconscious. The most dense neighborhoods and the most average neighborhoods are always more important than the city as a sum or a city as the least.