24 May '11, 6pm

Walking Home: Ken Greenberg On How Jane Jacobs Was Right (Book Review) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Walking Home: Ken Greenberg On How Jane Jacobs Was Right (Book Review) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Ken also knew Peter Prangnell, who taught him architecture at Columbia and taught me at the University of Toronto, where Ken also came to teach. (they both hated my work). In writing this review, I have to disclose that our paths have crossed for almost forty years; in a previous life I even built the "beautiful new building " that he lives in. Urban design is is a new profession, still trying to stake out a turf between the world of architects, who do buildings and are regulated by one set of laws, and planners, who have their own associations and bylaws and job descriptions. It is both and neither; is a complex melange of competing interests. Ken writes: A whole new way of working on cities is materializing, and all the old arguments about who leads are becoming moot....Credit for city-scale design must now be spread broadly, and while this may frustrate the media's desi...

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