The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacobs' Streets and Beyond

The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacobs' Streets and Beyond

Mary Soderstrom / Sep 20, 2019

The Walkable City From Haussmann s Boulevards to Jane Jacobs Streets and Beyond 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 bo

  • Title: The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacobs' Streets and Beyond
  • Author: Mary Soderstrom
  • ISBN: 9781550652437
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 liveThrough 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 a Montreal based writer of fiction and non fiction with 15 published books to her credit Road through Time The Story of Humanity on the Move University of Regina Press was officially published in mid April to laudatory reviews in Quill Quire, Publishers Weekly and The Library Journal which called it a must read for all interested in society, past and present Her most recent work of fiction is River Music, a novel published by Cormorant Book in May 2015 In fall 2013 Oberon Press brought out her collection of short stories, Desire Lines Stories of Love and Geography Her last non fiction book was Making Waves The Continuing Portuguese Adventure V hicule Press, 2010 Cormorant published her novel The Violets of Usambara in 2008 About a Canadian politician who is kidnapped in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, it is particularly relevant now in an era of terrorism around the world Her blog about books draws on her decades of reading, writing, reviewing and discussing Not So Solitary a Pleasure notsosolitaryapleasurespo And for nearly a decade she has maintained an eclectic chronicle about politics, nature, cities and life, Recreating Eden marysoderstrom


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    1. Disappointing. For a better book that celebrates and helps create walkable cities, try Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, five stars. A quibble. Robie House appears in a photograph as an example of a house built for the land. The caption puts it in "the Chicago suburb" of Hyde Park. Chicago annexed the neighborhood in 1889, a couple of years before it hosted the world's fair, aka, The Columbian Exposition. Dad received his University of Chicago MBA in Rockefeller C [...]


    2. Since I've recently moved house, my reading has become even more rambling than usual. My current system of choice involves reaching down into a cardboard box to find something I haven't yet readOne book I picked out a week or so ago was Mary Soderstrom's The Walkable City. I actually bought it for my partner, and I think, from the evidence of a bookmark, that he may have started but not finished it. Too bad; it's quite a good read! Having just moved to Toronto, I was also in the mood for a good [...]


    3. Soderstrom's book is a rumination about walkable cities across the globe. It is a subjective, personal look at the history of a few places and how she believes they relate to the idea of walkability. While a not a history of walkable cities the book weaves tidbits about the places she visits and walks placing them in a larger historical and social context. Interesting for anyone curious about the rejection of car cultures across the globe.“The Don is one of two main rivers flowing south from t [...]


    4. Really enjoyed the history of Paris' urban evolution, especially since I'd just recently strolled along many of those Grande Boulevards, as well as been lost in the labyrinth of cobblestone alleys. After the Parisian history tour, Soderstrom focuses on several cities in the US - how NYC nearly passed on Central Park, and what JJ found when they expatriated to Canada. While this isn't a manual of sustainable city philosophy, it's historic documenting does outline processes of evolution that allow [...]


    5. Really great. At first I thought it was going to be another stereotypical look at cities vs. suburbs and how walking is this panacea but she took a far more interesting look at walking in cities, drawing on examples and topics I would not have expected. The whole book is laced with Jane Jacobs, but Jane Jacobs post-Death and Life, which is also quite different from other books who reference her. Lastly, her use of literature to describe cities and how they work really gives this book an extra je [...]


    6. There are better books on walkable cities. It's a decent read, but often gets too bogged down with Paris examples.Despite reading it as an e-book, I felt like it failed to take advantage of the inherent visual opportunities of the medium. I never quite felt like I was in many of the places, either through the words or photos.


    7. Wasn't quite what I was looking for. I found her narratives irritating. The historical info was well done, however.



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