Since we are only a few weeks away from the full blown holiday season (hopefully complete with some time off), this week’s feature is my list of top three book titles with an urban theme (both the good and the bad) that you may want to pick up for your favourite urbanist, place on your own wish list, or take out during your next visit to the local library.All three of these have been added to my own reading list and I look forward to grabbing a tea and comfy chair at our local coffee shop, or cuddling up under a warm blanket as the wind blows outside, and reading more about creating culturally rich public spaces and the importance of planning for people. If magazines are more your style (or that of your gift recipients), consider a subscription to Spacing Magazine based out of Toronto or a pack of their oh so fun button sets!
What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs, Stephen Goldsmith and Lynne Elizabeth; $17.79
Suburban Sprawl: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck; $9.50
Cities for People, Jan Gehl; $48.74
Have a great weekend!
** Top photo credit: Quinn Dombrowski