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Joel Garreau (born 1948) is a journalist and author. Presently he works as the editor in charge of cultural revolution reporting at the Washington Post, as senior fellow at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University , and principal of The Garreau Group Group , which is "dedicated to the creation of more liveable and profitable urban areas worldwide." He also writes for Wired Magazine.
His work is often compared to that of Jane Jacobs or Ronald J. Oakerson for its focus on urban quality of life and autonomy of urban regions from suburbs and surrounding agricultural areas. His books and articles include:
- Nine Nations of North America, 1981, about bioregional democracy and its emergence to challenge federal government in the United States, Canada and to a lesser degree in Mexico and the Caribbean islands .
- Edge City - Life on the New Frontier , 1991, about the end of central city growth, population and economic activity shifting to suburbs, and the urban secession and other autonomy struggles that arise.
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