Originally Posted by lmccabe55
Hey guys, I don't know where else to put this so I guess I'm just gonna place it here. I'm writing an essay on the topic of development in Halifax - do any of you have any recommendations on books or resources on the benefits of high-rises on cities? Preferably ones I can get at a library or access online. Thanks in advance!
If you're in post-secondary I'd recommend doing a NovaNet search with the following keywords: urban planning, urban design, urban renewal, highrise (or high-rise). Also, the Dal-Sexton library (near Barrington/Spring Garden) specializes in publications related to architecture, urban design, and engineering, so that would be a very good place to start. I wrote my honours thesis on public transit last year and that library was a friggin' goldmine. If you're still in high school I'm not sure you'd be able to access that library, but I'd imagine the public library system would have at least some books on the topic.
Edit: I think I see where you're going with this essay, and you might want to do a little research into other cities that have historically had similar height restrictions to Halifax - Vancouver, Montreal, Philadelphia and San Fran come to mind.