The Living City: How America's Cities Are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 1, 1994 - Architecture - 448 pages
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THE LIVING CITY

"An intelligent analysis. Sensible, undoctrinaire, even good-humored. An appealing mixture of passion and clinical dispassion."
-Washington Post Book World

"The best antidote I've read to the doom-and-gloom prophecies concerning the future of urban America."
-Bill Moyers

"This is fresh and fascinating material; it is essential for understanding not only how to avoid repeating terrible mistakes of the past, but also how to recover from them."
-Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities

From coast to coast across America there are countless urban success stories about rejuvenated neighborhoods and resurgent business districts. Roberta Brandes Gratz defines the phenomenon as "urban husbandry"-the care, management, and preservation of the built environment nurtured by genuine participatory planning efforts of government, urban planners, and average citizens.
  

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
10
Section 4
11
Section 5
15
Section 6
31
Section 7
46
Section 8
62
Section 13
193
Section 14
213
Section 15
232
Section 16
252
Section 17
275
Section 18
293
Section 19
314
Section 20
337

Section 9
82
Section 10
121
Section 11
147
Section 12
175
Section 21
360
Section 22
381
Section 23
393
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About the author (1994)

Roberta Brandes Gratz lives in New York City, where she has been involved in urban matters as a community activist, as executive director of a historic restoration project, and as a reporter for the New York Post. In addition, she lectures and writes on urban affairs.

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