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Why place matters : geography, identity, and civic life in modern America

Author: Wilfred M McClay
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and economic progress, all too often loses sight of the importance of a sense of?place" and community. Appreciating place is essential for building the strong local communities that cultivate civic engagement, public leadership, and many of the other goods that contribute to a flourishing human life. Do we, in losing our places, lose the crucial basis for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Why place matters
(DLC) 2013009210
(OCoLC)830646695
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfred M McClay
ISBN: 9781594037184 1594037183
OCLC Number: 871538901
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: GPS and the end of the road / Ari N. Schulman --
Place-conscious transportation policy / Gary Toth --
"I can't believe you're from L.A.!" / Dana Gioia --
Cosmopolitanism and place / Russell Jacoby --
Making places : the cosmopolitan temptation / Mark T. Mitchell --
Place/space, ethnicity/cosmos : how to be more fully human / Yi-Fu Tuan --
The demand side of urbanism / Witold Rybczynski --
Metaphysical realism, modernity, and traditional cultures of building / Philip Bess --
A plea for beauty : a manifesto for a new urbanism / Roger Scruton --
Place and poverty / William A. Schambra --
The rise of localist politics / Brian Brown --
The new meaning of mobility / Christine Rosen --
Making American places : civic engagement rightly understood / Ted V. McAllister --
Place as pragmatic policy / Pete Peterson --
Local history : a way to place and home / Joseph A. Amato --
The space was ours before we were the place's / Wilfred M. McClay.
Responsibility: by Wilfred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister, [editors].

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Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and economic progress, all too often loses sight of the importance of a sense of "place" and community. Appreciating place is essential  Read more...

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