The Changing Face of San Antonio: An Insider's View of an Emerging International City

The Changing Face of San Antonio: An Insider's View of an Emerging International City


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Nelson Wolff, Bexar County judge and former San Antonio mayor, has been an active participant in the city’s political and business community for five decades. His first book, Transforming San Antonio, highlighted four major initiatives that created the economic revitalization of the Southwest’s most vibrant city: building the AT&T Center; expanding the River Walk north to the Pearl Brewery; securing the Toyota manufacturing plant; and building the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and two adjacent PGA golf courses.

The Changing Face of San Antonio explores six transformative city and countywide efforts that have emerged in the past decade: the Mission Reach expansion of the iconic River Walk, an eight-mile extension of one of the city's most valued resources; the renovation of the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; the much-needed expansion of the University Health System; criminal justice reform; the city’s efforts to become a tech leader in biomedicine, aerospace, and cybersecurity; and the creation of BiblioTech, the country's first all-digital public library. Wolff offers an insider’s view of the key issues that shaped these efforts.

With journalistic ease, Wolff uses his unique point of view to convey the complexity of each endeavor—who said what to whom, when, and how—at a lively pace.The Changing Face of San Antonio reflects his passion for San Antonio and, as one might expect, his confidence in the paths taken under his leadership to help the city achieve its goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595348470
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,205,796
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Henry Cisneros is executive chairman of CityView. He has also served as president of Univision Communications, as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as mayor of San Antonio for four terms.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Passing the 2008 Bond Issue
CHAPTER I: The River, the Missions, and the Creek
CHAPTER II: The Symphony and the Tobin Center
CHAPTER III: The Sky Tower Hospital
CHAPTER IV: Therapeutic Justice
CHAPTER V: A New Tech Ecosystem
CHAPTER VI: BiblioTech

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