Larry Bennett


On his book The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Cover Interview of November 30, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“An unconventional interpretation and explanation of contemporary Chicago.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Considering, comparing, and seeking to resolve the evident contradictions between Florida’s view and Rae’s view of contemporary cities can sharpen one’s sense of the main challenges and opportunities for those of us seeking to shape better cities in the future.”

On the second:

“Royko’s columns ‘speak’ in an unvarnished Chicago dialect and present a city of straight talkers, many of them ethically challenged or racially narrow-minded.  His work, at its best, combines irreverent humor and astute social observation.”