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by Diane Kalen-Sukra | Published by Public Sector Digest

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CBC Radio Producer

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.


Governance & Management Consultant

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.


Christie Welcome Refugee Centre

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.


Civility Experts Worldwide

I applaud Diane Kalen-Sukra for devising a blueprint for community change. Every community leader should read Save Your City—pen in hand—and then emphatically implement the strategies in detail.


Former Executive Director, OXFAM

Save Your City cuts through the toxic fog and plots a course to cohesive communities and better living. Diane Kalen-Sukra sets out a vision—a path forward—to counter the culture of division and reassert the power and dignity of our common purpose.


Municipal Consultant & Educator

Congratulations to Diane Kalen-Sukra for taking on this critical topic at a time when democratic institutions are experiencing unprecedented challenges and threats. Everyone working in local government, or concerned about the future well-being of representative democracy and civic participation, should read this book.


YPO Global President & COO

Save Your City is a brilliant book. Practical, grounded in historical lessons, provocative and right on. This is a timely wake-up call to action for all of us who act and live our values. Civility and respect for the golden rule is not dead. Enjoy this must-read.

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.


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Uncivil society

How toxic culture is killing community.

Ancient Stone Sculpture


Journey back to classical antiquity for lessons on civic values & democracy.

Image by Shane Rounce

Sustainable culture

Foster a culture of compassion that seeks the well-being of all today and for future generations.

Diane was born with the gift of encouragement and desire for everyone around her to thrive and meet their potential. 

Her core belief is that as social beings, we flourish in healthy sustainable communities where good governance, servant leadership and compassionate culture support the well-being of all.


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