"Complements Kenneth T. Jackson's history of suburban development, Crabgrass Frontier
. . . . Will undoubtedly change historians' understanding of the urban landscape." -- Daniel Bluestone, Journal of American History
"Groth's lively and multifaceted analysis--examining architecture, real estate development, social history, and planning thought--inspires appreciation for a land use that planners have too often dismissed as "blight." . . . Should be required reading for every planner and public official concerned with housing and urban revitalization. Living Downtown deserves a place on the bookshelf next to Herbert Gans' classic study, The Urban Villagers
." -- Thomas W. Hanchett, Planning Perspective
About the Author
Paul Groth is Associate Professor of Architecture History at the University of California, Berkeley.