In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements to the advent of the skyscraper to the changes wrought by the automobile, the telephone, the airplane, and telecommuting, Rybczynski reveals how our urban spaces have been shaped by the landscapes and lifestyles of the New World.
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Review: City Life: Urban Expectations In A New WorldUser Review - Claire - Goodreads
If I were more interested in urban planning, I'd keep this one on my shelf. This book helped me clarify my interests in other world enterprises, such as linguistics: Russian/Chinese, and beauty: oboe ... Read full review
Review: City Life: Urban Expectations In A New WorldUser Review - Mary Catelli - Goodreads
Being a look at the history of how American cities came to be built the way they are -- unlike European ones. It touches on everything from the three basic ways of laying out a city -- cosmic, where ... Read full review