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One Community Reads With Eric Klinenberg

A collaboration among City Club of Cleveland, ideastream, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems, One Community Reads is designed to broadedn and deepen our appreciation of reading and to cultivate dialogue based upon a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland Community. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: PLACES FOR THE PEOPLE In the face of increasing political polarization, climate emergencies, and declining civic institutions, renowned sociologist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Klinenberg’s vital, illuminating book Palaces For The People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Broadway Books; September 10, 2019) reveals how we can find common purpose through the places that form the foundation of our neighborhoods—now available in paperback.

This provocative book reframes our conception of civic life, arguing that the resilience of our communities rests not on shared values but on shared spaces capable of fostering crucial, sometimes even life-saving connections. In clear, accessible prose, Klinenberg explains that today’s most pressing issues—crime, education, the opioid crisis, and climate change—can all be addressed with place-based policies, and demonstrates how such policies have been put into effect with great success.

TICKETS ARE FREE.  Available starting February 10, 2020.


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