Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character provides a catalog of techniques that emphasize “bottom up,” resident-based input. Such input includes local history, building forms, natural and open spaces, cultural assets and tradition, and related policy, planning, and regulatory examples.

Here’s a 27 March update on developments and release events for the book. The book is in the early stages of a “release season,” spanning American, Australian, United Kingdom, and European launch dates. Books are beginning to appear worldwide, and the Kindle edition is readily available.

Place Parts

For 17 (and growing) short videos addressing book concepts and approaches–often with live guests–see the Place Parts series elsewhere on this site, and on the Place Parts YouTube Channel.


Several advance reviews appear in the video below.

The 11 advance reviews for the book


All scheduled events are virtual. For those events without full details at present, watch the indicated links:

February 2 (available now): Urbanistica Podcast, Stockholm

April 13: Recording date for Nicole Bremner Podcast, London; details will appear at

April 14, 18:00 BST: Urban Design Group, London; Panelist, “Character and Local Distinctiveness,”

May 12: Delphi Conversation V, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; details will appear at

May 27, 10:00 AM EDT: Proud Places Book Club, USA (Facebook Live),

June 8, 7:30 PM PDT: Town Hall Seattle; details will appear at

June 29-July 3: Book Launch Event/Round Table, ISUF (International Seminar on Urban Form) 28, Glasgow; details will appear at

July __, Noon EDT: Congress for the New Urbanism “On the Park Bench” webinar/book presentation; details will appear at

We will update this post on a regular basis.

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Review the special “landing page” for Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character here.

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