Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age
- Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
Meaningful places offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of globalization and sameness overtaking our world and are essential in the search for sustainable solutions. Tim Beatley draws upon extensive research and travel communities across North America and Europe to examine the concepts of place and place-building in contemporary life. He reviews the many current challenges to place, considers trends and factors that have undermined place and place commitments, and details innovative ideas and compelling visions for strengthening place.