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St. Louis Plans: The Ideal and the Real St. Louis
Book cover of St. Louis Plans: The Ideal and the Real St. Louis
St. Louis Plans: The Ideal and the Real St. Louis

St. Louis has a rich history of planning that heretofore has not been documented. The plans that have been made over the years by public, nonprofit, and civic agencies have given the St. Louis metropolitan area its shape and direction. Plans are the basis of the physical and built environment as well as of the activities and agendas that are carried out within this environment. This volume, the third in the St. Louis Metromorphosis Book Series, will explore the various angles from which St. Louis plans have arisen, from the regional, municipal, and neighborhood levels and in specific sectors including education, health care, and workforce development. Timely issues that the twelve authors of the book's essays will explore include emergency preparedness, planning and leadership at the neighborhood level, transportation, and health care. Published in partnership with the University of Missouri–St. Louis Public Policy Research Center.

Named one of the most notable locally produced books of 2007 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"This is not a just a book for professors and policy wonks. Rather, it's for anyone who has an interest in how our region got from there to here, and where it may go next."

416 pages
40 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-883982-61-4, $22.95, paper
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