I believe a few people on this list are interested in this
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lenois <excerpt@...>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 12:35 PM
Subject: [urb-eco] Excerpt: Urban Husbandry
I have permission from John Wiley & Sons to distribute an
excerpt from the
book "Cities Back from the Edge," by award-winning
journalist and urban
critic Roberta Brandes Gratz and Norman Mintz, the Design
Director at the
Grand Central Partnership in New York City.
The excerpt I am distributing evaluates how the "malling" of
stopped the flow of life from public places, especially
Manhattan's Bryant Park is cited as a prime example of a
After decades of decline and decay, scores of downtown areas
America are coming to life once again. In "Cities Back From
Gratz and Mintz reject simplistic cookie-cutter
prescriptions for success,
and instead identify a more flexible and effective approach
rejuvenation: Urban Husbandry. Drawing from firsthand
downtown change throughout the country, this book is filled
with stories of
urban recovery in all areas of the nation.
To get the excerpt, simply send mailto:excerpt@...
with the subject
line, "Send Downtown" and I will reply with a text file.