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Remembering and understanding Jane Jacobs, beyond left and right (Globe and Mail, Sept. 30, 2016)

A recent post about Jane Jacobs is entitled:  Is Jane Jacobs blameworthy for gentrification?: Arguments for and against My friend Mike James has let me know about the following Sept. 30, 2016 article from the Globe and Mail: Remembering and understanding Jane Jacobs, beyond left and right The opening paragraph reads: Everyone has their own Jane […]

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Feelings are contagious; they spread from person to person

A July 19, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Jennifer Newman, psychologist, tell us how to deal with rude co-workers: 98% of workers report rudeness at work, 50 experience it weekly, says Newman.” What can be done about it? The conclusion of the article reads: “First, we all have to recognize it affects everyone — it’s easily […]

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The Housing Bomb (2013)

When I first came across The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society (2013), I thought the title may be a marketing ploy to attract readers. My assumption was not valid, as I learned when I began to read the book. The concept of the housing bomb […]

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Reinventing urban democracy in Barcelona – March 25, 2015 openDemocracy.net article

1) Reinventing urban democracy A March 25, 2015 openDemocracy.net article is entitled: “Reinventing urban democracy in Barcelona.” The opening paragraphs read: “We’re losing Barcelona and we want to win it back.” These are the opening words of the manifesto of the new electoral alliance Barcelona en Comú (which can be translated as “Barcelona for all”). […]