REDOING AMERICA: A Nationwide Report on How We Can Make Our Cities & Suburbs Livable by Edmund K. Faltermayer

REDOING AMERICA: A Nationwide Report on How We Can Make Our Cities & Suburbs Livable

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Still another book on this nation's social and physical environment, and in particular the disfiguration of urban and suburban America. Using explicit examples--he points to San Francisco's decision to reject federal funds for a new road system in favor of local funding for a new Bay area rapid transit system--L.A.'s progress in creating a genuine downtown district--the host of ""new towns"" that are being structured around the country--and the rehabilitation schemes that many older municipal areas are putting into effect. Though an editor of Fortune (where some of this material appeared) Faltermayer condemns the attitude that the city belongs to private enterprise. Its salvation will not be automatically achieved but can be attained through citizen pressure and a willingness to pay for real progress.

Publisher: Harper & Row