The City Builder Book Club is an online reading club that aims to foster deeper understanding of how cities work. The Book Club invites readers to engage in a guided reading and discussion of books that contribute to ideas on urban systems.
The Center for City Ecology launched the book club in 2012 with Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities, facilitated in partnership with Creative Urban Projects. In 2015, the CCE partnered with Cities of Migration to present the second edition of the City Builder Book Club: a guided reading and global discussion of Doug Saunders’ Arrival City.
In 2016, the Center for the Living City, in partnership with Island Press, will feature a series of books that look at the power of urban interventions in our communities. Books such as Urban Acupuncture and Tactical Urbanism will provide snapshots of practical interventions of many scales. During 2016, the CBBC will facilitate opportunities for discussion and action as a celebration during Jane Jacobs’s 100th anniversary year.
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