|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
What People are Saying About This
"When you read his many stories you might think Mack is exaggerating. To the contrary he understates his integral contributions. Mack’s knowledge and experience, combined with compassion and good-natured approach to everything, provide the reader with a human perspective on how a community develops and changes over time."
"Ithaca, as an isolated city, is a laboratory and case study for community development. More than anything else, Mack Travis’s book exemplifies the role of leadership and perseverance in community development. Mack leads us through the minefields of diverse interests culminating in cohesive teamwork focused on a common goal."
"Mack Travis is one of Ithaca's most creative thinkers and doers. His ideas on downtown revitalization, quality development and community planning have helped to transform Ithaca. Shaping A City tells the story of Ithaca's evolution and provides a practical guide to creating better, more livable and walkable communities."
"Mack Travis’s reflections on the trials and tribulations of development in a progressive community is truly insightful. His success certainly contributed to Ithaca being a 'jewel' in upstate New York. As a State Legislator for thirty-two years it was also appreciated that our action in authorizing BIDS was a rare positive action our part for upstate economic development."
"Shaping a City is about shaping community, a family, a portfolio, and a liveable city. Aligning apparently competing interests for the mutual benefit of community is a profound and refreshing conviction that is articulated here. American sprawl is a cancer that requires this books enlightened approach to address town by town nationally."