The Better City: A Sociological Study of a Modern City (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Better City: A Sociological Study of a Modern City
In the following pages a study has been made of a particular city - the one which the writer knows best - in whose welfare his life is bound up. While discussing the problems of this city, he has had a consciousness that he was discussing the problems of city life in general. For while every city has its own peculiar problems, city life in all its essential features is everywhere the same. The average modern city expresses its highest ideals in terms of greatness: Greater New York, Greater Los Angeles. It is the purpose of this book to concentrate thought upon the ethical ideal - believing that a city may become as noted for its righteousness, its morality, its social virtues, its artistic life, as for its ma terial resources. A better city means a better country. May we each have a part in the building of The Better City.
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