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City by P.D.  Smith
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really liked it

Peter sent me a copy of this, and I love it. Not so much a linear read for me - although you could absolutely approach it that way and it would deliver - as a selection of insanely fascinating sections about cities and how they came to be what they are, what they are and may become, the forces at play inside them and how those forces show themselves in architecture and society. In many ways the perfect brainfood for a writer, and a book you can dip into and immediately get lost in. Korea's new digital cities? Check. The creation of the London Underground? Check. Slums, Boswell, and ecology? Check. A stream of enlightening flashes. And perfect, now that I think of it, for an iPad app of epic wonder. PETER! iPad! :)

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April 24, 2012 – Shelved

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