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The Possible City: Exercises in Dreaming Philadelphia
     

The Possible City: Exercises in Dreaming Philadelphia

by Nathaniel Popkin
 
“Philadelphia without revolution, industry, or influence,” says author Nathaniel Popkin, “lives on by invention.” The Possible City emerges from our dreams. Here, in the loving hand of the city planner-turned-writer, is the architecture of Philadelphia's present resurgence. Here are the city's beguiling founding ideals, the physical ruins of

Overview

“Philadelphia without revolution, industry, or influence,” says author Nathaniel Popkin, “lives on by invention.” The Possible City emerges from our dreams. Here, in the loving hand of the city planner-turned-writer, is the architecture of Philadelphia's present resurgence. Here are the city's beguiling founding ideals, the physical ruins of its might, and the search, amidst row house streets, for elevation, for an open city that delights, inspires, and rewards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933822181
Publisher:
Camino Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Popkin has degrees in urban studies and city planning from the University of Pennsylvania and has been writing about cities for 20 years. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Rona Buchalter, and two children.

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