The Living City: How America's Cities Are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way
THE LIVING CITY
"An intelligent analysis. Sensible, undoctrinaire, even good-humored. An appealing mixture of passion and clinical dispassion."
"The best antidote I’ve read to the doom-and-gloom prophecies concerning the future of urban America."
"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."
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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The living cityUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Gratz, a former New York Post reporter, examines the successes and failures of urban renewal projects throughout the country. She criticizes the reluctance of the government to invest even modest sums ... Read full review
Review: The Living City: How America's Cities Are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big WayUser Review - David Moss - Goodreads
I was going to write a glowing review, but a guy named Yuri on here already did a better job than I would have done. So I second Yuri's review. Read full review