The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacobs' Streets and Beyond (Urban Studies)

Mary Soderstrom

Published by VÃ hicule Press, 2009
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Synopsis: Through Paris, New York City, Toronto, North Vancouver, and Singapore, this examination depicts how the architectural evolutions of major cities have changed the lives of their ordinary citizens—in both positive and negative ways. According to this account, making a metropolis navigable by foot again is crucial, and it suggests how people can reorganize their personal lives in order to make this possible again. From Baron George Eugene Haussmann and his ruthless transformation of Paris to the redevelopment of North America to adapt to automobiles, this chronicle investigates the dramatic changes that have occurred in the past 200 years, providing a valuable critique of the ideas regarding how cities should be designed.

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Mary Soderstrom is the author of Green City: People, Nature & Urban Places; Recreating Eden: A Natural History of Botanical Gardens; and The Violets of Usambara. Her articles have been published in The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Plant and Garden, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Publisher: VÃ hicule Press
Publication Date: 2009
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