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About the Author
Wade Graham is a Los Angeles-based garden designer, historian, and writer whose work on the environment, landscape, urbanism, and the arts has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, and other publications. An adjunct professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, he is the author of American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are.
"An excellent and novel exploration of key ideas behind city spaces and the behaviors they engender. . . . Mr. Graham is as masterly as a novelist when it comes to character development and narrative." -- Wall Street Journal
"An intriguing architectural history and an effective antidote to the excesses of urban renewal and city planning." -- Kirkus
"Dream Cities offers a fascinating look at seven trends in urban planning that shaped the modern world." -- Shelf Awareness
Praise for American Eden: "An ambitious study of the forms and ideas of the contemporary city.... Graham wants us to see these urban and architectural forms afresh, not as the drab commonplaces they have become but as the work of visionaries 'whose dreamed-of cities became the blueprint for the world we actually live in.'" -- New York Times Book Review