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The Wealth of Cities: Revitalizing the Centers of American Life

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Publisher Comments:

For anyone who loves cities but has forgotten why, this compelling book offers hope for a richer and more civilized America. John Norquist firmly believes that the American city is on the verge of a renaissance—as long as urban leaders and citizens alike take responsibility for their own futures, rather than relying on federal handouts. In The Wealth of Cities he explores how the natural advantages of cities—as centers of commerce and culture—have been systematically undermined by a half-century of ill-conceived housing, education, transportation, crime, welfare, and environmental policies resulting in urban decay and suburban sprawl. But the urban spirit has not been broken. The Wealth of Cities is a celebration of the urban experience from the front lines, and a call-to-arms for anyone in business, government, or non-profits who loves cities and wants to see them flourish in the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

An impassioned call-to-arms for everyone invested in the vitality of the American city.

About the Author

John O. Norquist is the mayor of Milwaukee, currently serving his third four-year term. He is a well-known advocate of the “New Urbanism,” a national movement of architects and planners dedicated to saving the American city.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738201344
Author:
Norquist, John O.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Norquist, John O.
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Urban policy
Subject:
Urban renewal
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
RN-112
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.5 oz

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