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Get Urban!: The Complete Guide to City Living

Get Urban!: The Complete Guide to City Living

by Kyle Ezell
     
 

For millions who grew up in the suburbs or spent their working lives on endless highways commuting to and from, "Get Urban!" is a practical self-help guide to transforming your lifestyle - from a complacent suburbanite to an exhilarated urban dweller. City planner and dedicated urban dweller, Kyle Ezell is determined to bring people back to America’s urban

Overview

For millions who grew up in the suburbs or spent their working lives on endless highways commuting to and from, "Get Urban!" is a practical self-help guide to transforming your lifestyle - from a complacent suburbanite to an exhilarated urban dweller. City planner and dedicated urban dweller, Kyle Ezell is determined to bring people back to America’s urban centers where life is diverse and convenient. After travelling throughout the U.S. doing urban reconnaissance, he has identified 34 exciting cities that have the settings, ambiance, architecture, housing choices, and opportunities you crave - without the expense. He’ll help you determine your "urban personality" - from sleek post-industrial cultural community to gracious historic garden neighborhood; from diverse, trendy arts area to "blank canvas" neighborhoods in need of a rescue - and match your wants, needs, and aspirations to the urban setting you crave. Then learn urban survival skills, including searching for a city home, "schlepping," dealing with the threat of crime, preparing for unique urban weather conditions, blending into your new neighborhood, even how to walk again. More than 300 photographs, charts, quizzes, and maps make "Get Urban" an illustrated journey deep inside America’s revitalizing inner cities and a preview of what you can expect if you dare to make the move to an exhilarating urban lifestyle.

REVIEWS

"When Kyle Ezell touts the joys of urbanization, he isn't just blowing smog. The author of Get Urban! The Complete Guide to City Living and other handbooks — which are full of tips encouraging suburban folks to migrate back to the city — is also a seasoned city planner with firsthand experience in urban-redevelopment projects."
Westword (Denver, CO newspaper), Westword (Denver, CO newspaper), 2005/06/23

"Urban dwellers might scoff at these seemingly elementary questions, but they are legitimate concerns to the millions of Americans who have never known anything but life in the suburbs, says Kyle Ezell, a city planner in Columbus, Ohio, and author of ‘Get Urban,’ a how-to guide for adopting an urban lifestyle."
Katy Barron, Austin American Statesman, 2005/06/19

'Get Urban!' a guide to finding the perfect urban home.The Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), The Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), 2005/05/25

"Kyle Ezell, an urban planner and author from Columbus, Ohio, said Elmwood's increasing star power was inevitable. ‘I knew that was going to happen,’ said Ezell, who surveyed 42 neighborhoods in 30 cities for his book of ratings called ‘Get Urban.’ Unique and alluring ‘seed’ businesses, such as Kuni's, that settle in before high-wattage popularity clicks on, are the keys to attracting attention so that city districts take off, he said."
Michelle Kearns, Buffalo (NY) News, 2005/12/18

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From the Publisher
"Kyle Ezell, an urban planner and author from Columbus, Ohio, said Elmwood's increasing star power was inevitable. ‘I knew that was going to happen,’ said Ezell, who surveyed 42 neighborhoods in 30 cities for his book of ratings called ‘Get Urban.’
Unique and alluring ‘seed’ businesses, such as Kuni's, that settle in before high-wattage popularity clicks on, are the keys to attracting attention so that city districts take off, he said."

"When Kyle Ezell touts the joys of urbanization, he isn't just blowing smog. The author of Get Urban! The Complete Guide to City Living and other handbooks -- which are full of tips encouraging suburban folks to migrate back to the city -- is also a seasoned city planner with firsthand experience in urban-redevelopment projects."

"Urban dwellers might scoff at these seemingly elementary questions, but they are legitimate concerns to the millions of Americans who have never known anything but life in the suburbs, says Kyle Ezell, a city planner in Columbus, Ohio, and author of ‘Get Urban,’ a how-to guide for adopting an urban lifestyle."

"'Get Urban!' a guide to finding the perfect urban home."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931868679
Publisher:
Capital Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/20/2004
Series:
Capital Ideas Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Kyle Ezell, A.I.C.P., is The City of Columbus’ Project Coordinator for Urban Revitalization in charge of inner city neighborhood redevelopment. He works closely with the Mayor’s office, local neighborhood commissions, non-profit corporations, and developers to help redevelop inner city neighborhoods in Columbus. Previously, he has worked as a city planner for downtown Chattanooga, where he was involved in the planning, design, and implementation of the nationally acclaimed Chattanooga Riverpark and Coolidge Park projects. He has also been a city planner in Maryville, Tennessee and Dublin, Ohio. Certified as an urban planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners, he has been a speaker at the American Planning Association’s regional conferences, and been interviewed by numerous newspaper and television media as an expert on revitalizing cities. He has an MA in geography from South Dakota State University. A dedicated city-lover, and he lives in Columbus, OH.

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