Please join us with Alan Mallach for a talk & booksigning on Tuesday, February 12th at 10:30AM at the Southfield Public Library (26300 Evergreen Rd). Allan Mallach is a city planner, advocate and writer, nationally known for his work on housing, economic development, and urban revitalization. Books will be available for purchase and provided by Book Beat. Please call (248) 968-1190 if you’d like to reserve books in advance.
“In The Divided City, urban practitioner and scholar Alan Mallach shows us what has happened over the past 15 to 20 years in industrial cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore, as they have undergone unprecedented, unexpected revival. He draws from his decades of experience working in America’s cities, and pulls in insightful research and data, to spotlight these changes while placing them in their larger economic, social, and political context. Mallach explores the pervasive significance of race in American cities and looks closely at the successes and failures of city governments, nonprofit entities, and citizens as they have tried to address the challenges of change.” — Island Press
Alan Mallach, senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress and the National Housing Institute, is the author of many works on housing and planning, including Bringing Buildings Back, A Decent Home, and Inclusionary Housing in International Perspective. He served as director of housing and economic development for Trenton, New Jersey, from 1990 to 1999, and teaches in the City and Regional Planning program at Pratt Institute. You can read the author’s blogs on American cities at : SHELTERFORCE.