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Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
A visionary strategy for the future, a call for land use planning as a national priority. In this brilliant, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought - and fresh air - to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in. We've all experienced America's changing natural l ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 26th 2005 by Island Press
(first published August 1st 2005)
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Had high hopes for this book but it turned into a manual for how to use3 the power of government to coerce others into doing what you want them to. No mention of conservation oriented groups that build relationships with other users and create lasting changes in public opinion that advance the greater good. The whole approach was heavy headed and the book was perhaps sadly accurate in giving an honest assessment of how matters were settled. The book also ignores a growing body of evidence that s ...more