The Smart Growth Book Discussion Club: Help Us Kickoff this Tuesday!
Posted by Renew Lehigh Valley
Come to the Allentown Brew Works at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12 for the first meeting of the Smart Growth Book Discussion Club.
Come to network, educate yourself, and talk about how we can explore ideas to make the Lehigh Valley better.
We’ll dive right into James Howard Kunstler’s Home from Nowhere. Publishers Weekly says, “In a slashing, fervent, practical, brilliant critique of the philosophy, or lack thereof, underpinning today’s dismal American cities and isolating suburbs, Kunstler argues that our streets, malls, parks, civic buildings and houses frustrate innate psychological needs, violate human scale and thwart our desire to participate in the larger world. An architectural design critic (The Geography of Nowhere) and a novelist, he champions “new urbanism,” an architectural reform movement dedicated to producing cohesive, mixed-use neighborhoods for people of widely different incomes, neighborhoods resembling U.S. towns prior to WWII. Using photos and line drawings throughout, he highlights numerous new urbanism-inspired projects around the country, from Seaside, a resort town on the Florida panhandle, to redevelopment schemes in Providence, Memphis, Columbus and Corning, N.Y.”
A few libraries have the book, or you can support RenewLV by purchasing it here http://renewlv.org/resources/smart-growth-book-discussion-club/
Don’t have time to read the book? No worries. We want your input about the future of the book club or anything else relevant to implementing smart growth. Or come just to listen and learn.
Email Joanne Guth at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP (helpful, but not necessary). Or better yet, sign up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/219988521508375/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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