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Municipal Mind

Manifestos for the Creative City

by Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

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list price: $16.95
published: 2007
publisher: Mansfield Press

In Municipal Mind, Toronto's Poet Laureate offers a blueprint for building sustainable cities in a global era, predicated on city soul. By weaving bold and savvy strategies for urban creativity and civic prosperity, together with a reasoned appeal for mutual respect, understanding and interaction among citizens, he persuades us that Ð in the delicate balancing of universal values and individual needs Ð cities can do far, far better. Municipal Mind offers up a whole new way of civic being and thinking that puts wonder before commerce and nothing before human encounter.

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This work is a beautifully crafted set of chatauquas that only a philosopher gifted with the power of poetry could deliver. It is an exhortation against the pathology of rules for the sake of control and an impassioned and eloquent plea for embracing the wonder of the random. Required reading for all citizens of the city.Ó (Ted Tyndorf, Chief Planner of the City of Toronto)

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Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

As an urban consultant Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (MunicipalMind.com) has consulted with governments from Tehran to Lisbon, from Calgary to St. Petersburg. His work was key to the Prime Minister's Committee on Cities and Communities and recognized with a Canadian Urban Institute Award. Author of 24 books of poetry, he is an active Roman Catholic priest and a jazz trumpeter and lives in Orillia, Ontario.
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