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Cities have always been the incubators of new ideas economic innovation and social reform. But recent demands and expectations placed on cities and their citizens are unprecedented: everything from chronic poverty and homelessness to massive energy consumption and nonstop suburban sprawl. In this timely book cities specialist John Lorinc considers the enormous implications...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Groundwood Books (first published August 28th 2008)
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Patrick Miller
I've been casually interested in urban planning, and and I read an article I thought was really interesting called "How Toronto Lost Its Groove". Anyways, I passed it on to my friend who was taking a class on urban planning at the time and she told me, "Hey, that's John Lorinc!". It turns out that her class had this book, "Cities", as required reading, and so she recommended it to me to check out.

I didn't get around to it for a while, but I ended up having a chance to go to Toronto for the weeke...more
Depressing, fascinating, provocative.
And I miss Tokyo...
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