I say Yes to this entry by Diana Greco on spatial learning. She writes
Learning to walk in cities is a way to learn about how to participate in civic life, how to recognize and inhabit shared space.
In CT this sense of “learning,” which was very a much a part of my everyday life in El Paso, Texas, is hard to sense in a suburban setting. The town center is one thing or the Mexican village court, walled on one side by a cathedral entrance.
What is a stranger on the bus vs one at a Burger King?