Originating in archaic parables of the Garden and the Citadel, gender allegories have been projected upon built environments throughout history.
Abraham Akkerman is a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan.
Scott Larson, Department of Urban Studies, Queen’s College:
"The Urban Archetypes of Jane Jacobs and Ebenezer Howard is a very compelling and intriguing work, full of unique insights and observations."
Thomas Fisher, Director of the Minnesota Design Center and Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design, University of Minnesota:
"Most books on urban design look at social, economic, and environmental issues, but very few approach the topic from a psychological and mythic point of view, as does The Urban Archetypes of Jane Jacobs and Ebenezer Howard. This work represents a significant contribution to the field, and brings together widespread scholarship, with references to philosophy, history, and literature that I have rarely found in the urban design opus. This is anything but a modest contribution: its evident aspiration of connecting multiple threads of thought about urbanism is ambitious, and impressive."