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3.5  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 May 14th 2014 by Groundwood Books (first published August 1st 2008)
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Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed how concise and straightforward this book was. It was a great a good read about the some of the fundamentals of planning. I did my undergrad in urban planning and finally got around to reading this after a friend lent it to me years ago. As some have mentioned, the examples cited are fairly common, but they help contextualize the information for someone with little knowledge of planning. The structure is well thought-out and concepts are well-explained. I think it's a great introduction ...more
Helen Guo
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good introductory book about cities.
Patrick Miller
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Cities by John Lorinc is an informative book that shows all there is to know about cities. From benefits, like transportation to the struggles like crime is based on 7 chapters. I liked the book because it is an unbiased source that gives you the history of cities and what is going on inside them. John Lorinc always gives examples of cities experiencing what he is talking about. The onl
This is the second Anansi Groundwork Guide I've read and I really like the format. This slim volume provides a clear and (from what I can tell) comprehensive view of the history of and major issues related to cities. I particularly liked Chapter 4 on cities and the environment and plan to use it with my students.
I plan to check out other titles in this series.
Robert Omalley
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good overview of what the current issues are in urban life.
Feb 07, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Depressing, fascinating, provocative.
And I miss Tokyo...
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