Toward the Livable City
Commuters, suburbanites, city dwellers: Are you curious about making your life more livable and interested in knowing what that might mean?
Combining firsthand accounts of the attractions and distractions of city life, Toward the Livable City introduces a range of perspectives—including pieces from Bill McKibben, Jane Holtz Kay, James Howard Kunstler, and Tony Hiss—about creating successful, livable cities, with examples from across America and around the world. These leading thinkers weigh in on topics such as smart growth, traffic calming, pedestrian rights, regional planning, riverfront redevelopment, and architecture—as well as the pleasures of sauntering down tree-lined streets to restaurants, theaters, and shops.
Encapsulating the growing movement that brings together planners and architects, environmentalists and seekers of the “good life,” Toward the Livable City is a spirited book about the possibility of enjoying urban and suburban existence.