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The Urban Archetypes of Jane Jacobs and Ebenezer Howard

Contradiction and Meaning in City Form

Originating in archaic parables of the Garden and the Citadel, gender allegories have been projected upon built environments throughout history.

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AkkermanAbraham:

Abraham Akkerman is a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan.

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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."

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