The Urbanist

The Book Club: Part One

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3 December 2020

Episode 477

30 minutes


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Read anything good lately? This week we delve into two new books about our cities, as we bring you part one of our humble urbanism book club. Featuring Deirdre Mask and Peter Bishop.

3 December 2020

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

‘The Address Book’ by Deirdre Mask

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Something as simple as an address might reveal all sorts of details about its occupants, from class to race. We speak to Deirdre Mask about her new book ‘The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth and Power’, published by Profile Books.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

‘Repurposing the Green Belt in the 21st Century’

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The green belt has been one of the UK’s most consistent and successful planning policies. We speak with Peter Bishop whose new book goes deep into its history. Published by UCL Press.

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