Cities Back from the Edge: New Life for Downtown
- Publish Date: 2000-01-27
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Roberta Brandes Gratz;Norman Mintz
A love song for the city . . . [this] volume, attractively packaged and richly illustrated, is really a cookbook for downtown revitalization. --Wall Street Journal
In this pioneering book on successful urban recovery, two urban experts draw on their firsthand observations of downtown change across the country to identify a flexible, effective approach to urban rejuvenation. From transportation planning and sprawl containment to the threat of superstore retailers, they address a host of key issues facing our cities today.
Roberta Brandes Gratz (New York, NY), an award-winning journalist and urban critic, is author of the urban design classic The Living City. A former staff reporter for the New York Post, Gratz has written for the New York Times Magazine and other publications. Norman Mintz (New York, NY) has played a leading role in the field of downtown revitalization for more than twenty-five years. He is Design Director at the 34th Street Partnership in New York City and a consultant on downtown revitalization across the country.