Washburn

#ForewordFriday: North of the Border Edition

Americans are increasingly demanding more walkable and transit-friendly neighborhoods that provide a higher quality of living. Despite pockets of revitalization, however, most US metros continue to follow old patterns of sprawl and central city decline. 

In America’s Urban Future, urban experts Ray Tomalty and Alan Mallach draw lessons from Canada’s urban policy successes to offer ways to revitalize US cities and suburbs. After examining the differences and similarities between the US and Canada in governance, land use regulation and more, the authors list specific policy recommendations that would foster healthier US urban centers and more energy- and resource-efficient suburban growth. Thoroughly researched and thoughtfully presented, America’s Urban Future is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of American cities and metro regions.

Check out Chapter 1 from the book below.