Individual Author Record
Name: John NorquistPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: October 22, 1949 in Princeton, New Jersey Sites:
Illinois Connection*At the beginning of 2004, Norquist began working full time as the head of the Congress for the New Urbanism, an urban development organization based in Chicago, Illinois
Biographical and Professional Information*37th Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from April 15, 1988 – December 31, 2003
Titles At Your Library
The Wealth Of Cities: Revitalizing The Centers Of American Life
ISBN: 0738201340 Basic Books. 1999
For anyone who loves cities but has forgotten why, this compelling book offers hope for a richer and more civilized America. John Norquist firmly believes that the American city is on the verge of a renaissance—as long as urban leaders and citizens alike take responsibility for their own futures, rather than relying on federal handouts. In The Wealth of Cities he explores how the natural advantages of cities—as centers of commerce and culture—have been systematically undermined by a half-century of ill-conceived housing, education, transportation, crime, welfare, and environmental policies resulting in urban decay and suburban sprawl. But the urban spirit has not been broken. The Wealth of Cities is a celebration of the urban experience from the front lines, and a call-to-arms for anyone in business, government, or non-profits who loves cities and wants to see them flourish in the twenty-first century.