Main Street

By Mindy Thompson Fullilove,

Book cover of Main Street: How a City's Heart Connects Us All

Book description

Mindy Thompson Fullilove traverses the central thoroughfares of our cities to uncover the ways they bring together our communities

After an 11-year study of Main Streets in 178 cities and 14 countries, Fullilove discovered the power of city centers to "help us name and solve our problems." In an era…

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1 author picked Main Street as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Every community can benefit from a thriving “main street” and this book’s opening drew me in with a walk down Coventry Road in my hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, capturing the essence of what gives meaning to special places. The author is a social psychiatrist who operates from the fascinating premise that a thriving Main Street is a sign of a healthy urban body, but a community without a strong center can be seen as having a social disease. It’s also a fun read with lots of scribbled drawings and listicles of good advice for creating communities that promote deep…

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