The Living City (Paperback)

How America's Cities Are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way

By Roberta Brandes Gratz

Wiley, 9780471144250, 448pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1994

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"An intelligent analysis. Sensible, undoctrinaire, evengood-humored. An appealing mixture of passion and clinicaldispassion."
-Washington Post Book World

"The best antidote I've read to the doom-and-gloom propheciesconcerning the future of urban America."
-Bill Moyers

"This is fresh and fascinating material; it is essential forunderstanding not only how to avoid repeating terrible mistakes ofthe past, but also how to recover from them."
-Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great AmericanCities

From coast to coast across America there are countless urbansuccess stories about rejuvenated neighborhoods and resurgentbusiness districts. Roberta Brandes Gratz defines the phenomenon as"urban husbandry"-the care, management, and preservation of thebuilt environment nurtured by genuine participatory planningefforts of government, urban planners, and average citizens.

About the Author

Roberta Brandes Gratz lives in New York City, where she has been involved in urban matters as a community activist, as executive director of a historic restoration project, and as a reporter for the New York Post. In addition, she lectures and writes on urban affairs.