Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia, by economic development consultant Gregory L. Heller, is the first biography of this charismatic but controversial figure.
"Edmund Bacon, probably the most relentless and determined of all planners, believed that the most important and difficult thing to do was deciding what to advocate and that the trick in making that decision was selecting something that you could bring to fruition. . . . We are fortunate in having this stunning biography by Gregory Heller. The result is an engrossing story explaining how modern Philadelphia took shape."--From the Foreword, by Alexander Garvin
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