The Project for Public Spaces' new book, The Great Neighborhood Book, by Jay Walljasper, explains how struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there.
The Great Neighborhood Book
" The willful destruction of public life in America has been so stupendous that heroic efforts must now be mounted to restore it. This includes especially the actual places where public life might dwell and thrive. "The Great Neighborhood Book" is a superb manual for this campaign - to take back the places where our buildings meet the street."James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, and the Geography of Nowhere