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Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It

Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It


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"Save Your City is an inspired and powerful must-read. Our democracy is in peril and this book delivers the right message, by the right person, at the right time."

IRA BASEN, radio producer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio


"Save Your City is an absolute must-read for community builders. Diane Kalen-Sukra masterfully enlightens the challenges of modern governance with the wisdom of classical antiquity to address our increasingly uncivil society."

GEORGE B. CUFF, FCMC, author, management consultant, past president, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)


"For the love of community, read Save Your City. You will be taken on a journey that awakens your heart and our collective hope for a sustainable future."

SAM CHAISE, executive director, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (Toronto)




Toxic culture is eroding our sense of belonging, community and well-being. Our capacity to collaborate and innovate together is also being undermined by the rising incivility and divisiveness. 


We need each other to address the complex challenges facing our cities and communities—from the infrastructure deficit to climate change, homelessness, mental health and addiction issues. In order to thrive, our local democracies depend on our ability to revive the art of living and working well together. 

In this thought-provoking and inspiring book, Diane Kalen-Sukra empowers community leaders and citizens to be part of the solution. She demonstrates what's involved by taking readers on a journey from Bullyville to Sustainaville, including an eye-opening visit to classical antiquity.


The successful journey includes a renaissance of civic values and civic education as vital to fostering the type of culture that can sustain us, our democracy and our planet.



(1) Exclusive Edition by Municipal World ($29.95)

~ Forward by George B. Cuff, author, management consultant and governance expert

~ Companion Workbook included for individual or group study and community action


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(2) Other Booksellers | Prices vary

~ Forward by Sam Chaise, executive director of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre & former head of Canadian Baptist Ministries.

~ Workbook sold separately.


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