The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation

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Weiming Lu is one of America’s leading visionaries in urban revitalization. As the prime mover behind Lowertown’s revival in Saint Paul, he showed the nation how the reimagining of old warehouses and office buildings could bring new vitality to an aging downtown. In The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation, he tells how such an urban village can be created elsewhere. This book is a testament to the power of a great idea, and I highly recommend it.

Richard Moe, President Emeritus, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Weiming Lu awoke my imagination (some 30 years ago) to the possibilities of remaking places so that they connect with people’s heritage and soul. As he says: “The old must coexist with the new. Innovation must live side by side with history. We don’t have to destroy neighborhoods to renew them; neither must we keep them mired in the past.” His┬áTao of Urban Rejuvenation delivers that message in detail.

- Neal Peirce, Washington Post Writers Group