The purpose of this site is to provide a review and analysis of Alan Ehrenhalt’s 2012 book, The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City.

In the Overview section, you can read about the book’s major theme, arguments and the background of the author. In the History section, you can explore how the book’s thesis connects to other historical themes, events and trends of American cities. In the Reviews section, you can see some relevant points and criticisms made by reviewers. Finally, the Reactions section gives my personal perspective on the author’s work.

Google Earth Tour

To view a Google Earth Tour of some of the places Ehrenhalt talks about, click here.

Who I Am

Laura Smead, a Tufts University M.A. Candidate in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.





Header picture: Google Maps (Boston)

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