The Chosen City

Nicholas Schoon

"This lively, readable book offers new answers for today’s urban blight. Here are city solutions that will save the countryside too. The government should read this from cover to cover – and action on it”
Polly Toynbee

There is endless talk about the need for an urban renaissance; can it happen in the real world? In this broad, challenging and highly engaging book, Nicholas Schoon argues that the foremost priority for regeneration is to make neighbourhoods and cities places where people with choices choose to live.

The author surveys the last two centuries of metropolitan growth and decay, analyses the successes and failures of recent changes in urban policy and proposes a wide range of radical measures to make the renaissance a reality. Commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation under its Journalist Fellowship scheme, The Chosen City is comprehensively researched and is a wake up call for everyone interested and involved in urban regeneration.

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