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Community Development Book Club: Palaces for the People (Part II)

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Memphis Community Development Book Club - Palaces for the People: Part I

A community that reads together, grows together. Readers, practitioners, and interested community members gather to not only read books but to also share how Memphis can benefit from the lessons granted from each reading. Join us for the next Community Development Book Club, where we’ll discuss Eric Klinenberg's novel called "Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life."

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Sociologist Klinenberg (coauthor of Modern Romance) presents an illuminating examination of “social infrastructure,” the physical spaces and organizations that shape the way people interact. Touring libraries, playgrounds, churches, barbershops, cafés, athletic fields, and community gardens, Klinenberg identifies the ways such spaces help prevent crime, reduce addiction rates, contribute to economic growth, and even ameliorate problems caused by climate change. Continue reading overview...

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