Root Shock: How Tearing up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It - Dr. Mindy Thomas Fullilove - A Short Summary and Review


A short summary of Root Shock:

All about the cultural costs caused by Urban Renewal.

My favorite Dr. Mindy Thomas Fullilove quote from the book:

"Buildings and neighborhoods and nations are insinuated into us by life; we are not, as we like to think, independent of them."

Questions to ponder while reading:

How much do you know about the history of your neighborhood?

Do you know what was lost?

My review of the book:

A very good look into the human costs of urban renewal programs.

Well-researched and well-written.

A book to make you question "progress"


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