Reading List

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Taylor LaFave

University of Michigan

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  • Online

    An Interview with David Burney

    Places Journal

    The former NYC Design and Construction Commissioner reflects on the urban design record of the Bloomberg years and the rise of the modern city-state.

  • Online

    Jane Jacobs and the Death and Life of American Planning

    Places Journal

    An urban historian assesses the complex legacy of Jane Jacobs, including the rise of community activism and the marginalization of professional planning.

  • Online

    Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight

    Places Journal

    Americans are conflicted about urban development: somehow we’ve demonized both sprawl and density. Here’s the case for the hyperdense city: prosperous, sustainable, delightful.

  • Online

    Unfinished New York

    Places Journal

    Preservation has evolved from a rarified special interest to an institution — an ethos — entrenched in our culture. But has it become too conservative, elitist and even racist?

  • Online

    Eat the City

    Places Journal

    The case for “civic agriculture” — for reconceptualizing cities as networks of agricultural zones, from parks to allotments.

  • Online

    Champion Trees and Urban Forests

    Places Journal

    Can urban forests save the planet? A review of The Man Who Planted Trees.

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