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The Place You Love is Gone: Interview with Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 8:45 AM

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How do you measure the price of urban and suburban development? Do you measure it in the millions in municipal bonds issued to fund the projects? That's the yard stick used by many inside the development world. But if you're standing outside that world, watching development projects transform landscapes you grew up with, the price isn't measured in dollars - it's something a little less tangible. Melissa Holbrook Pierson writes, "What we are is where we have been." Her new book is called The Place You Love is Gone: Progress Hits Home, and the first chapter is an elegy for her hometown, Akron. She spoke with morning host Dan Moulthrop.