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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

I wrote a book review for a class I’m taking and decided to post it on my blog as well (you can find it here).

The book was amazing. Jane Jacobs helped to shape Toronto to who it is today – full of character, full of life, and full of interesting people and places.

Her book definitely changed my perception of Toronto, or any city for that matter. But for Toronto you can see evidence of Jacobs all over; the piers of an unfinished Gardiner Expressway, The Allen Road, which seems to go no where yet doesn’t dissect anymore neighbourhoods, or the various sections of our city from Little Italy, to Little Portugal, to Riverdale.

Jacob’s read is a must for any planner or city lover out there.

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Comment from Carz
Time July 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I hope the Great city of New York in the times of gangsters is included in this book. Saddening, if not.