Posts Tagged: Books

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Little Libraries Building Communities

For the last ten years of my life university libraries have spoiled me. Where else can I go browsing for cookbooks and come home with a 1951 copy of the YWCA’s “Cookery Book of Malaya,” the more academically slanted “Can

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Little Libraries Building Communities

For the last ten years of my life university libraries have spoiled me. Where else can I go browsing for cookbooks and come home with a 1951 copy of the YWCA’s “Cookery Book of Malaya,” the more academically slanted “Can

Reimagining the Mother City: ‘Counter Currents’ in Cape Town

Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Center for Cities and editor of Counter Currents presents in this recent volume on Cape Town, South Africa “a radical project of optimism, bringing into collision the work of architects, planners, scholars, poets and

Reimagining the Mother City: ‘Counter Currents’ in Cape Town

Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Center for Cities and editor of Counter Currents presents in this recent volume on Cape Town, South Africa “a radical project of optimism, bringing into collision the work of architects, planners, scholars, poets and

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Women and the City

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day here are three women who’s work on urban planning issues have shaped my enthusiasm for urbanization. How Women Saved the City by Professor Daphne Spain, of the University of Virginia’s

women saved the city

Women and the City

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day here are three women who’s work on urban planning issues have shaped my enthusiasm for urbanization. How Women Saved the City by Professor Daphne Spain, of the University of Virginia’s

Hong Kong Housing Infographic

I love infographics. Especially visually stunning infographics from Information is Beautiful and Good.  So as I was working this morning I was very excited to find an online book on public housing typologies in Hong Kong.  Celia Ho presents clear

Hong Kong Housing Infographic

I love infographics. Especially visually stunning infographics from Information is Beautiful and Good.  So as I was working this morning I was very excited to find an online book on public housing typologies in Hong Kong.  Celia Ho presents clear

New Book: Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser

According to Edward Glaeser, cities are the greatest invention of this species. His new book Triumph of the City elaborates on the success of the world’s cities and how “cities magnify humanity’s strengths.”  His book has been appearing in reviews

New Book: Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser

According to Edward Glaeser, cities are the greatest invention of this species. His new book Triumph of the City elaborates on the success of the world’s cities and how “cities magnify humanity’s strengths.”  His book has been appearing in reviews

Hot, crowded Cities

There are many debates about how the world’s cities, from the built environment to the behaviors of city dwellers, will adapt to rising temperatures and climate change. Tomorrow the Matthew Kahn, one of the world’s foremost experts on the economics

Hot, crowded Cities

There are many debates about how the world’s cities, from the built environment to the behaviors of city dwellers, will adapt to rising temperatures and climate change. Tomorrow the Matthew Kahn, one of the world’s foremost experts on the economics