The Power of Ideas
The Power of Ideas

The Power of Ideas

Five People Who Changed the Urban Landscape


121 Pages, 8 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF, Mobipocket

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

Publication Date: April 2005

ISBN 9780874209303


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An intimate look into the lives behind some of America's greatest urban spaces

This book profiles five fascinating visionaries who exemplify outstanding leadership, a passion for their work, cutting-edge ideas, and a commitment to quality. All winners of the prestigious J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, they include Joseph Riley, mayor of Charleston, South Carolina; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Gerald Hines; Vincent Scully Jr.; and Richard D. Baron.

Author Biography

Douglas R. Porter is one of the nation's leading authorities on growth management at the state, regional, and local level. He formed the nonprofit Growth Management Institute in 1992 to conduct research and education in growth management policies and practices. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Terry Lassar is a writer and a consultant. She covers real estate and land use issues nationwide and has published articles and books on urban development, planning, architecture, urban design, and land use. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.