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Toronto’s 1950s emergency housing: An informative, comprehensive overview by Kevin Brushett (2007)

Where will the people go? At a previous post, I’ve shared a PDF link for a paper entitled: “Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957 (2007).” This is a valuable paper. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from its overview of the history of Toronto-area postwar […]

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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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Alice Goffman’s ‘On the Run’ Studies Policing in a Poor Urban Neighborhood – New York Times, April 29, 2014

I’ve written extensively about Erving Goffman including the start of his academic career in Chicago and the year he spent immersed in field work at a mental hospital. I became interested in his Chicago days after reading about the history of urban planning in Chicago. The first-noted link (above) is among the most frequently read […]

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What is worth preserving?

What is worth preserving? Our attitudes toward ruins and historically significant buildings and cultural landscapes have a relationship to a wider conversation about what matters. After the Second World War, destruction of heritage properties and landscapes was the norm in much of the world, a practice which in some cases continues today. Jane Jacobs among […]

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Planning now under way for 2013 Jane’s Walks in Long Branch. We enjoyed our many Long Branch conversations at the Feb. 23, 2013 Government & Community Services Fair at Cloverdale Mall

Planning is now under way for at least two Jane’s Walks in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey). As part of our advance publicity for the events, we arranged for a Jane’s Walk table at the Government and Community Services Fair on Feb. 23, 2013 at Cloverdale Mall. The event offered a great venue for […]