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Better Places, Better Lives

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Better Places, Better Lives

A Biography of James Rouse

By Joshua Olsen

Urban Land Institute, Hardcover, 9780874209198, 442pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004


A visionary developer and master planner, James Rouse was a key figure in the story of how and why the United States was built the way it was during the last half century. This engaging biography touches upon all aspects of Rouse's life.

About the Author
Joshua Olsen is a Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Yale University. He works for a development company in Washington, DC.

Praise For Better Places, Better Lives

"James Rouse—realtor, visionary, philanthropist, and urbanist—comes to life on the pages of Joshua Olsen's biography."  —Alexander Garvin, New York City Planning Commission, author, The American City: What Works, What Doesn't