(press.) Alex Bozikovic writes this book review in one of Canada’s most widely read newspapers: “Ryan Gravel’s Where We Want To Live explores contemporary city-building.”
Excerpt: “Gravel makes a case – as cogent as any I’ve seen – for why governments need to favour this form of development and stop subsidizing sprawl. But he is eager to present his solution. The BeltLine builds on history to restore a city fabric that was cut up by highways and wide streets – by an agenda of “urban renewal” that saw neighbourhoods, especially those that were home to people of colour, as disposable. “I knew the neighbourhoods,” Gravel writes, “and I liked the idea of linking them together both physically and conceptually in ways that they had not been connected before.” This is a powerful idea.” >> More.