The Power of Ideas : Five People Who Changed the Urban Landscape
Douglas R. PorterISBN: 0874209307;
Book Description The personal genius of five eminent urban visionaries is elucidated in this guide and tribute to the arbiters of some of America's greatest cityscapes. Profiled are such legends as Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former U.S. senator, urban advocate, and the man behind the new Pensnylvania Station in New York; Vincent J. Scully, architectural historian and Yale professor; and Joseph P. Riley, mayor of Charleston for 25 years and innovative urban planner acredited with the city's 20th-centuryturnaround. Architects and urban enthusiasts will profit from the intimate history of the men they already know and admire: all are winners of the Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, a prestigious award given to leaders in progressive urban development who have enhanced the overall quality of life in America's communities.
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