Jeramey Jannene
Book Club

The Great Inversion

Next meeting on September 17th, focusing on the future of American cities.

By - Aug 20th, 2012 03:29 pm
The Great Inversion

The Great Inversion

The next installment of the Urban Milwaukee Book Club will focus on the recent evolution of American cities. We will be reading The Great Inversion: and the Future of the American City by Alan Ehrenhalt.

The Great Inversion is an honest look at the future of big cities across the country, not a few cherry-picked examples. Ehrenhalt doesn’t focus solely on downtowns, core neighborhoods, or suburbs, instead examining forces like immigration and gentrification that are affecting them all. It’s a refreshing take, given that many similar books are either almost over-the-top urbanism boosterism or anti-planning screeds that miss the big picture. If that hasn’t convinced you to read it, The New York Times recently published a favorable review of the book.

We will convene for discussion and a social hour on September 17th in the backroom of My Office, 763 N. Milwaukee St, at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend, the discussions are informal and open-ended.

The book is available from Amazon, Boswell Books, the Milwaukee Public Library, and bookstores everywhere.

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