This book is about a city’s current state versus its potential state. It examines the dynamic beginnings
that gave the city an exciting promise for the future and how that promise evaporated through the
The premise is that the author falls asleep in the forward of the book and wakes up in the epilogue,
only to realize that all of the grand ideas discussed in the 16 chapters to help the city reach its
potential were just a dream.
Find out how the development mistakes of Winnipeg parallel the lunacy of Monty Python, Get Smart
and Police Squad.
Even though the subject matter focuses on one city, the issues raised affect most cities to varying
degrees. Any reader with an interest in urban development, design or the twilight zone should find
the material relevant to their experiences.