This book profiles five fascinating visionaries who exemplify outstanding leadership, a passion for their work, cutting-edge ideas, and a commitment to quality. All winners of the prestigious J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, they include Joseph Riley, mayor of Charleston, South Carolina; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Gerald Hines; Vincent Scully Jr.; and Richard D. Baron.
Douglas R. Porter is one of the nation's leading authorities on growth management at the state, regional, and local level. He formed the non-profit Growth Management Institute in 1992 to conduct research and education in growth management policies and practices. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.