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Toward Civic Integrity, Re-establishing the Micropolis Paperback – November 14, 2007

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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Vincent DeSantis; First edition (November 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933994258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933994253
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,612,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The author is a city court judge in Gloversville, a small industrial city in the southern foothills of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. He attended college at C. W. Post on Long Island in the late 1960s where he experienced some of the very first manifestations of suburban sprawl. In the early 1970s He attended Saint John's University School of Law in downtown Brooklyn where he saw the rediscovery and resurgence of formerly blighted traditional neighborhoods. While in the US Army he was stationed for two years in Europe. There he developed a true appreciation of how respect for tradition, culture and a sense of place strengthened communities of all kinds. After returning to Gloversville to practise law he has devoted much of his professional life to the struggle to convince others of the value of the traditional human scale community, and of Gloversville in particular.

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Vince DeSantis is the former City Court Judge in my small upstate New York City. I consider him a friend, though I have no way of knowing if the feeling is mutual. Like Vince, I've been a strong proponent of repairing the damage done to Gloversville by the policies of outsourcing which have left our community, like so many in the country, destitute and directionless.

Vince's premise about rebuilding small cities is excellent. He provides a valuable framework within which forward thinking governments and citizens can make key changes that will revive their municipalities. It's worth the read.
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