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Built form and storytelling

Below is an outline of topics for a brief talk at Centennial College, July 27, 2012 for Professor Patrick Michalak’s class. The title for the talk is from an essay with the same title from What we see: Advancing the observations of Jane Jacobs (2010), available on loan from the Toronto Public Library. I much […]


The blurring of boundaries between private and public

A city of one’s own (2008) addresses the distinction between what is private and what is public. The subtitle of the book is: “Blurring the boundaries between private and public.” Chapter 5, by Renaud Le Goix of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is entitled  “Gated communities: Generic patterns in suburban landscapes?” The chapter argues that “gated enclaves should not […]