Dan Cort - Downtown Turnaround Lessons for a New Urban Landscape

Dan Cort - Downtown Turnaround Lessons for a New Urban Landscape
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Patricia Hamilton, owner, Park Place Publications, interviews Dan Cort, speaker, author and expert in urban renewal, about his upcoming book, “Downtown Turnaround: Lessons for a New Urban Landscape,”Cort’s book addresses the urgent need to revitalize forsaken downtown areas and build green communities. In the face of critical economic and environmental challenges, Cort’s book offers practical solutions that combine sustainability, prosperity and citizen participation.In the early seventies, Dan Cort sold his guitar and old Ford Fairlane for the $2,000 deposit needed to renovate a run-down Victorian. Thus began his career as a self-proclaimed, self-taught “contra-developer.” Against all odds and long before it was popular, Cort committed himself to preserving historic architecture and natural resources while others built new and wasteful sprawl developments.