Better Places, Better Lives
Better Places, Better Lives

Better Places, Better Lives

A Biography of James Rouse


442 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Hardcover, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Hardcover, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: April 2004

ISBN 9780874209198


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The life and achievements of a revolutionary urban planner and visionary developer

A visionary developer and master planner, James Rouse was a key figure in the story of how and why the United States was built the way it was during the last half century. This engaging biography touches upon all aspects of Rouse's life.


"James Rouse—realtor, visionary, philanthropist, and urbanist—comes to life on the pages of Joshua Olsen's biography."  —Alexander Garvin, New York City Planning Commission, author, The American City: What Works, What Doesn't

Author Biography

Joshua Olsen is a Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Yale University. He works for a development company in Washington, DC.