Many people helped with the research, writing, and rewriting of this book. The staff, students, and faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota were unfailingly supportive throughout the entire process. Early ideas about politics and public spaces took shape with the help of Vincent deBritto and Susan Buck-Morss. Katherine Solomonson and Doug Armato encouraged me to develop a group of essays, images, and questions into a set of connected cases.
Each chapter benefited from the insights of many readers. I am indebted to Juliette Cherbuliez, Anne Carter, Diane Brown, Michael Levine, Bill Taylor, Lance Neckar, and Marc Treib, who reviewed multiple versions of multiple chapters. Don Mitchell offered advice on the entire manuscript. Marcella Eaton, Kate Hopper, Lynn Staeheli, Lynda Schneekloth, Mark Battley, Heather Hewson, Samer Alatout, Denis Calis, Kathleen Christian, Elizabeth Lebas, Michel Conan, Anne Gardner, Lisa Disch, and Tom Fisher offered ideas at key points along the way.
Setha Low, Jane Jacobs, Jerold Kayden, Neil Selkirk, Chris Dunn, Mark Luehrs, Thomas Martin, Ted Zimmerman, Carrie Jacobs, Alex Marshall, and Pamela MacKinnon generously shared their expertise around particular
I am sincerely grateful for the encouragement of Donald and Gloria Miller, David Miller, Donald Miller, Diane McDonald, Mary Criddle, and Maureen Anderson.