Walking Home (2011) by Ken Greenberg speaks of a one-sentence lesson

Creek bed in Southern Ontario. Jaan Pill photo

Creek bed in Southern Ontario. Jaan Pill photo

I recently came across an index card written some time back, featuring a quote (p. 64) from Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder (2011)

I’ve written previously about this book, by Ken Greenberg, which I found of much interest. A previous post, in which I refer to Walking Home (2011), is entitled:

Jaan Pill photo

Jaan Pill photo

Ken Greenberg (2011) talks about early urban planning in Chicago

On the index card I had written a note: “You can learn a lot from a single sentence.”

As a second note, I had written: “It’s a form of active learning. You ask: What is this discussion about?”

I don’t know at this point what the following quote, from the same index card, refers to.

The wider concept, however, I can tune into readily. The wider context concerns the culture of decision making, as it relates to land-use planning.

Quote from Ken Greenberg’s Walking Home (2011)

Here’s the quote from p. 64 of the above-noted book, as I had written it out on an index card:

Gradually, efforts like these gained traction in the universities and the profession and moved from “alternative” forms of practice to centre stage as a major readjustment of priorities worked its way through the urban-planning system.”



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