Envision Minnesota Book Club

Starting in March 2013, Envision Minnesota is hosting occasional Book Clubs to discuss books about cities and creating sustainable communities.

All are welcome to participate. See below for upcoming book club discussions.

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March 2013: "City Life" by Witold Rybczynski

Join the Envision Minnesota Book Club
for a discussion of
City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World

by Witold Rybczynski

Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Place: Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN
Moderator: Carreen Heegaard, Envision MN board member
Details: Light refreshments will be served
Questions? Contact Jill Mazullo at jmazullo@envisionmn.org

We've all chosen to live somewhere, but what drew us to that place? Author Witold Rybczynski explores the choices he made in seeking a community and a home, and in doing so he raises many insights into the way urban places have been shaped over time. If you're intrigued by cities and why we live where and how we do, read City Life and then join us March 18 for a lively discussion with friends of Envision Minnesota.

Published in 1996, City Life is widely available in local bookstores, at the library, and on Amazon. One reader comments: "While driving up the Ohio River valley to Cincinnati, my husband and I read this book aloud to each other. City Life provides a framework for thinking about city development and the history of American expansion. It confirmed our intuitions plus provided new food for thought. If you're the type who enjoys meandering through a city wondering about the how's and why's of the city's rhythm, layout and buildings, this book is for you."