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Author Powers, William. Author.

Title New Slow City Living Simply in the World's Fastest City [electronic resource] :

Imprint [S.l.]: New World Library, 2014.


Description 272 p.
Summary Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve by Twelve. Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff, left their 2,000-square-foot Queens townhouse, and moved into a 350-square-foot “micro-apartment” in Greenwich Village. Downshifting to a two-day workweek, Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.
Audience General adult.
Subject Environmental Conservation & Protection -- NATURE
Environmental Science -- SCIENCE
Environmentalists & Naturalists -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Urban -- Sociology
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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ISBN 9781608682409

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