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POETICS OF CITIES: DESIGNING NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WORK

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In this lively and insightful book, Mike Greenberg argues that the purpose of cities and neighborhoods is to foster economic, social, and intellectual exchange, the process that underlies the creation of value. He seeks to show how the detailed geography of the city can either inhibit or encourage such exchanges and thus profoundly affect the lives of the people who live t ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by Ohio State University Press (first published 1995)
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Jun 08, 2009 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-planning, 2009
I have read many books about neighborhoods, development, communities, etc. and I enjoyed this book for two main reasons:
1) The author presents some unique ways of thinking about neighborhoods and
2) he is able to explain some concepts (but not all) that are often difficult for planning or design professionals to explain. Specifically, I enjoyed the middle chapters that covered the basic elements of a neighborhood or community. His chapter on sidewalks (chapter 5) is very good and provides a str
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