The Canadian launch of "Genius of Common Sense"

Article by David R. Godine

November 13, 2009

I recently hosted the Canadian book launch of "Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of The Death and Life of Great American Cities," which was held at the Urbanspace Gallery on October 22.

This is a lovely book about Jane Jacobs, written for a younger audience. We had a great crowd at the launch, including about 15 middle-school kids from my riding of Don Valley West. Co-authors Glenna Lang and Marjory Wunsch were both in attendance, as well as local Councillor Adam Vaughan.

David R. Godine, a publisher with Black Sparrow Books, has posted an overview of this event at - please check it out!