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Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World

“Paved Paradise” is about parking’s impact on city life and urban design, how it came to have such a large influence, and the prospects for change.  It asks: Why have we devoted so much land to the exclusive use of idle vehicles? Are there better ways of using this land? The “big ideas” for Urban…

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Blighted: A Story of People, Politics, and an American Housing Miracle

“Blighted” is a book about the effort to create safe, decent, affordable housing for the working poor, told from an unusual perspective: that of a well-motivated landlord. It focuses on the purchase and renovation of a large apartment complex in south Atlanta. The “big ideas” for Urban Atlanta:

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Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream

“Golden Gates” is a book about the housing affordability crisis in the San Francisco Bay area, what caused it and the efforts there to undo the damage. We discussed how to prevent a similar crisis in Urban Atlanta, while dealing with our own affordability issues. The “big ideas” for Urban Atlanta:

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