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Journal of Urban Affairs reviews From the Ground Up

By Geertje Slingerland // The contribution of the book lies in its practicality and applicability, showing us how this knowledge is operationalized in real-life cases and communities. As such, this book can be best read by fellow city-makers, urban planners, as well as researchers interested in the bottom-up approach for inspiration and to find applicable ideas for setting up community…

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The Dirt: Best Books of 2022

By Jared Green // In her review, Grace Mitchell Tada, ASLA, writes: “From activists and community organizers, landscape architects and city planners, policy makers and city officials, Sant’s cast of characters demonstrate the complexity and nuance that go into creating urban change. It’s the details from her interviews that make this book a valuable tool. Seeing how change is made…

Community Empowerment Is at the Heart of Climate Resilience

By Grace Mitchell Tada, ASLA // “This book is a call to action.” It is that invocation from Alison Sant that propels the narratives in her book — ‘From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities.’ She presents how people in cities across the U.S. are creating equitable communities that can withstand the changes wrought by climate change.…

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Canadian Architect Reviews From the Ground Up

By Anne Lissett // Alison Sant’s inspiring book showcases how individual communities, local community leaders, and grassroots organizations have put the classic adage “Think global, act local” into action and made real, meaningful improvements to quality of life while reducing carbon emissions in major American cities.