Reimagining American Community

Gar AlperovitzSolidarity Hall is hoping to interview Gar Alperovitz sometime in March about his new book, What Then Must We Do: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution.

In the meantime, the University of Maryland’s Community Wealth website is a mine of great information on building sustainable communities. Gar’s own website is also excellent, with articles, videos and info on the important “Cleveland model.”

About the Author
A native Texan, Elias spent several good years studying classics and medieval Italian at UC Berkeley before wasting several more years in financial journalism around Chicago. He has written for Strong Towns, the American Scholar, the New Urbs blog, and the Gary Catholic Worker and is the co-author of a textbook on character education. He briefly published something called The Armchair Historian. None of his three teenage daughters display an interest in the Greek and Latin classics thus far. He and his family reside in leafy Valparaiso IN.