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Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco's Housing Wars

by James Tracy AK Press (September 29, 2014)

The true story of how gentrification, fueled by income inequality, decimated working people in San Francisco.


The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

by John Blewitt London Publishing Partnership (October 22, 2014)

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow. For decades, it has been widely recognized that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different...


Enough

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly Scribner (September 02, 2014)

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

by Kevin Klinkenberg New Society Publishers (August 11, 2014)

Save money, live better, walk more!


Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City

by Andrés Duany & Emily Talen New Society Publishers (May 17, 2013)

Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism—negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world.


The Inevitable City

by Betsy Seifter, Scott Cowen & Walter Isaacson St. Martin's Press (June 09, 2014)

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn't...


The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in the U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

by Richard R. Geddes AEI Press (February 16, 2011)

In The Road to Renewal, R. Richard Geddes surveys the current state of U.S. ground transportation and finds that, like the roads themselves, transportation policy is in desperate need of repair. A shift toward...


The View from the Vysotka

by Anne Nivat & Frances E. Forte St. Martin's Press (March 10, 2014)

Completed shortly before Joseph Stalin's death in 1953, the vysotkii, or "sky houses," still dominate the Moscow skyline today. Seven in all, they were the Soviet answer to the American skyscraper, transforming...


Reinventing London

by Bridget Rosewell London Publishing Partnership (November 23, 2013)

London has enjoyed an extraordinary period of growth in the past generation, symbolized by the towers of Canary Wharf built on the skeleton of the old docks. Finance was at the heart of this, so how can London's...


Ecology of Fear

by Mike Davis Metropolitan Books (January 13, 2014)

Los Angeles has become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical list of disasters that have struck the city in the...


Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, How, and Who of Assistance Programs

by John C. Weicher AEI Press (December 16, 2012)

Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs...


Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World

by Raquel Pinderhughes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2004)

Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy Lexington Books (November 22, 2003)

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It

by Brian C. Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2013)

While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail...


Urban Nation

by Alan Broadbent HarperCollins Publishers (June 01, 2010)

Canada’s cities are crippled by a lack of financial and governing clout. Their infrastructures are crumbling and their citizens are disaffected by the inability of municipal government—or any government,...


The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook

by Sarah J. Read & Dave Overfelt AKA-Publishing (March 19, 2013)

The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook was written with purpose: to help you diagnose your community's "civic health", plan for effective public engagement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your engagement...


Administrative Discretion in Action: A Narrative of Eminent Domain

by Amanda M. Olejarski Lexington Books (March 05, 2013)

Given that this book is written for scholars, practitioners, students, and community members, it emphasizes praxis, the critical interface between public administration theory and the practice of eminent domain....


The Land Development Game in China

by Jianbo Ma Lexington Books (November 30, 2012)

This book describes on-the-ground realities of policy making in China in the field of land development and illustrates how a rigid central planning system works in practice. Among other things, it highlights...


Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States

by Hannah Dobbz AK Press (November 27, 2012)

A toolbox for housing justice, a guide to American property law, and the squatter-rebels that dot our landscape.


Walkable City

by Jeff Speck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 12, 2012)

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.

The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks,...


Detroit City Is the Place to Be

by Mark Binelli Metropolitan Books (November 12, 2012)

Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to...


The Rise of the Creative Class

by Richard Florida Basic Books (September 02, 2019)

World-renowned urbanist Richard Florida's bestselling classic on the transformation of our cities in the twenty-first century -- now updated with a new preface

In his modern classic The Rise of the Creative Class...


Discrimination and Disparities

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (March 04, 2019)

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities

Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been...


Separate and Unequal

by Steven M. Gillon Basic Books (March 05, 2018)

From a New York Times bestselling author, the definitive history of the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped American debates about race and inequality

In Separate and Unequal, New York Times...


How to Kill a City

by P. E. Moskowitz Bold Type Books (March 06, 2017)

A journey to the front lines of the battle for the future of American cities, uncovering the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification--and the lives that are altered in the process.

The term gentrification...


City on the Verge

by Mark Pendergrast Basic Books (May 15, 2017)

What we can learn from Atlanta's struggle to reinvent itself in the 21st Century

Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth-or inexorable decline. A kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves,...


What I Found in a Thousand Towns

by Dar Williams Basic Books (September 04, 2017)

A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes.

Dubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams...


The New Urban Crisis

by Richard Florida Basic Books (April 10, 2017)

Richard Florida, one of the world's leading urbanists and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, confronts the dark side of the back-to-the-city movement

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent...


Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space

by Ronald Shiffman, Rick Bell, Lance Jay Brown & Lynne Elizabeth New Village Press (October 02, 2012)

In the wake of the Occupy movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom to assemble.


Opportunity Knocks

by Tim Scott Center Street (April 14, 2020)

Senator Tim Scott knows adversity. As the son of a single mother from North Charleston, South Carolina, he struggled to get through school and had his dreams of a college football career shattered by a car wreck....


Show Me A Hero

by Lisa Belkin & Jay Snyder Little, Brown & Company (September 29, 2015)

NOW AN HBO MINISERIES

Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public...


Separate and Unequal

by Steven M. Gillon & Ryan Vincent Anderson Basic Books (March 06, 2018)

From a New York Times bestselling author, the definitive history of the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped American debates about race and inequality

In Separate and Unequal, New York Times...


Little Pink House

by Jeff Benedict & Maggi-Meg Reed Grand Central Publishing (January 26, 2009)

Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a falling down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work...


Saving America's Cities

by Lizabeth Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2019)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

In twenty-first-century America, some cities are flourishing and others are struggling, but they all must contend with deteriorating infrastructure, economic inequality, and unaffordable...


Mobile Urbanity

by Neil Carrier & Tabea Scharrer Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

The increased presence of Somalis has brought much change to East African towns and cities in recent decades, change that has met with ambivalence and suspicion, especially within Kenya. This volume demystifies...


The Political Economy of Nation Building: The World's Unfinished Business

by Mack Ott Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

Donor nations may advise and counsel, but the creation of a liberal nation state falls to its own people. They must create laws, exercise their liberties, provide freedom of belief and expression, and protect...


Barrio America

by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz Basic Books (September 24, 2019)

The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight

Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are...


Building Resilient Cities

by Collectif Oecd (December 10, 2018)

Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with natural disasters. While they are exposed to various types of natural hazards, flooding and other water-related disasters pose particularly significant...


Subnational Public-Private Partnerships

by Collectif Oecd (November 12, 2018)

This report focuses on the challenges of governing infrastructure investment and public-private partnerships (PPPs) at the subnational level. Subnational governments – cities and regions – play a vital role...


City on the Line

by Andrew Kleine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2018)

In City on the Line, former Baltimore budget director Andrew Kleine asks why the way government does its most important job – deciding how to spend taxpayer dollars – hasn’t changed in hundreds of years....


Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2018)

This Multi-level Governance Series study focuses on Ukraine’s advances in regional development, territorial reform and decentralisation since 2014. The Government launched a reform to merge local governments...


Divided Cities

by Collectif Oecd (May 18, 2018)

This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member...


Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Amsterdam

by Collectif Oecd (April 18, 2018)

In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 51.66% of the population was born outside of the country or has at least one parent born abroad. Amsterdam is proud of its cultural and ethnical diversity and actively works to...


OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 08, 2018)

The 2018 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 49 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and...


Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East

by Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret & Eric Dennis The American University in Cairo Press (October 01, 2012)

Irregular or illegal housing constitutes the ordinary condition of popular urban housing in the Middle East. Considering the conditions of daily practices related to land and tenure mobilization and of housing,...


Planning Support Methods

by Richard E. Klosterman, Kerry Brooks, Joshua Drucker & Edward Feser et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2018)

Planning Support Methods offers a practical quantitative guide to the key concepts and methods of urban and regional planning. The authors apply and critically assess the most important underlying forecasting...


The Poisoned City

by Anna Clark Metropolitan Books (July 09, 2018)

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.

Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched...


The Art of Defiance

by Tyson Mitman Intellect Books (May 11, 2018)

The Art of Defiance is an ethnographic portrait of how graffiti writers see their city and, in turn, how their city sees them. It explores how becoming a graffiti writer helps disenfranchised urban citizens...


Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy

by C. Eugene Steuerle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2012)

C. Eugene Steuerle, one of the country's most influential economists, offers an insider's look at tax policy based on a quarter century of working with officials of all political stripes. Steuerle outlines the...


Advancing Equity Planning Now

by Norman Krumholz & Kathryn Wertheim Hexter Cornell University Press (January 15, 2019)

What can planners do to restore equity to their craft? Drawing upon the perspectives of a diverse group of planning experts, Advancing Equity Planning Now places the concepts of fairness and equal access squarely...