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The Meaning of Human Existence (2014)

I’ve been reading books about the 1950s and 1960s. 1959 Among them is: 1959: The Year that Changed Everything (2009). Chapter 20, “Seeing the Invisible,” concerns the work of the photographer Robert Frank, with a focus on the latter’s The Americans (2008). Frank Kaplan, the author of 1959, has a Ph.D. from MIT in political […]

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Only 35,000 of Detroit’s 88,000 streetlights actually work, so some owners are buying and installing their own

Deindustrialization and the metaphor of the Machine in the Garden have been the topics of previous posts, as has been the urban planning history of Chicago. I’ve also discussed the contrast between waterfront development in Mississauga and Toronto: Anecdotes Shared by Fellow Walkers – May 5, 2014 post by Jaan Pill at Jane’s Walk website […]

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Doors Open event at Small Arms on Sept. 28, 2013 will feature an estimated 3,000 attendees

On Aug. 17, 2013, I spoke with Bob Cutmore, a key organizer of the Sept. 28, 2013 Doors Open event at the historic Small Arms Ltd.building in Mississauga. Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey has described the Doors Open event at an earlier blog post. Among other things, I’m looking forward to this year’s Doors Open because […]

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Occasionally Long Branch is described as a drive-through kind of place – which, for some of us, is what it is

Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey) has many characteristics. The characterization depends upon the observer. I much appreciate a recent message from Colleen O’Marra (see below), which has given rise to this blog post. My friend Sid Olvet of Oakville has remarked that each person who encounters Long Branch encounters it according to the era, […]

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Giving new meaning to religious conversion – Jason Hackworth and Erin Gullikson (2013)

Updates: The following July 8, 2013 post focuses upon the Wesley Mimico redevelopment, which features a church/congregation in the role of developer of a heritage-listed property: The outcome of the Wesley Mimico redevelopment story will depend upon negotiations related to the Ontario Heritage Act Two more recent posts discuss details of the Hackworth and Gullikson […]

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Peter Hall’s (2002) intellectual history of twentieth-century urban planning

Peter Hall focuses, in Cities of tomorrow: An intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century, third edition (2002), on the power of ideas. Hall is also author of London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital (2007), in which Londoners speaks of their lives in their own voices. In his […]

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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying (Neitzel and Welzer, 2011)

Soldaten (2011) analyzes transcripts of secretly recorded conversations among German POWs during the Second World War. I learned of the book from online reviews. Updates By way of an update regarding topics discussed in this post, a March 1, 2013 New York Times article describes recent research regarding the extent of the Holocaust during the Second World War. […]