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America's preservation movement has long fought the destructive force of so- called urban renewal, where highways and shopping malls rise up on the rubble of former thriving downtowns. Now communities are in the fight of their lives against urban sprawl- boundless development that devours the countryside and leaves cities and small towns in ruins-a fight that is as much about preserving our civic space as our landscape. In Changing Places, authors Richard Moe and Carter Wilkie give examples of how America's embattled towns are defing themselves against corporate giants and depressed economies, from community activists restoring pride in their innercities to municipalities breathing life back into historic downtowns. At once cautionary and redemptive, Changing Places has been hailed by David McCullough as "a call to arms that should be read by everyone alarmed by the rampant devastation of our cities, our towns, our history, and our way of life."

About the Author

Richard Moe, author of The Last Full Measure, is president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Carter Wilkie, a longtime preservationist and former White House speechwriter, was an advisor to Boston's mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805061840
Subtitle:
Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl
Author:
Moe, Richard
Author:
Moe, Richard
Author:
Wilkie, Carter
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Demography
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
Urban renewal
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
19990415
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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