About the Book

People Habitat explores topics as diverse as “green” housing developments that are no such thing, the tricky matter of gentrifying inner cities, why people don’t walk much anymore, and the relationship between cities and religion.  Written with intellect, insight, and from-the-heart candor, each real-world story in People Habitat will make you see our communities in a new light.


“These 25 essays are not just about cities; they are about making sense of the way we live.”

­~ Lloyd Alter, Managing Editor, Treehugger.com



Table of Contents


On the importance of a sense of place...

On the ecology of people habitat and first experience of cities...

On "smart growth"...