Starting on Wednesday, February 1st, the City Builder Book Club will start with our first book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. We would love to have you join us! We are reading 1–2 chapters per week: Check out the schedule on the website!
Staff of the Centre for City Ecology and Creative Urban Projects will blog about the book each week. We will also have guest posts from urbanists, architects, town planners, designers, academics, and city builders of all kinds. On Fridays, members of the mailing list will receive a weekly wrap-up of the posts and discussions about that week’s chapters, as well as a selection of related materials highlighted for us by the Toronto Public Library.
In this book, Jane Jacobs demonstrates the value of the experiences of people who live and work in cities. We welcome you to strengthen our discussion of this book by joining the conversation on our blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Your experience in your own city is a valuable part of this conversation about what makes a city welcoming and vibrant.
If you don’t yet have a copy of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, you can:
We will be reading chapter by chapter rather than page by page, so you will be able to follow along no matter whether you have a crisp new copy of the recently released 50th Anniversary Edition or an older much-loved, creased and highlighted copy!