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Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism
Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism
by Benjamin Ross
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More than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, "Cars Choking Cities as 'Urban Sprawl' Takes Over." Yet sprawl persists, and... (read more)

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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
by Charles Montgomery
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A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can — and do — make us happier people. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more Americans than ever are moving to inner cities, mixed-use suburbs, and densely constructed small towns. Our... (read more)

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Detroit: An American Autopsy
Detroit: An American Autopsy
by Charlie Leduff
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An explosive exposé of Detroit, icon of America’s lost prosperity, from Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff In the heart of America, a metropolis is quietly destroying itself. Detroit, once the richest city in the nation... (read more)

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Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (74 Edition)
Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (74 Edition)
by Robert A. Caro
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From Tenements to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth-Century America
From Tenements to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth-Century America
by John F. Bauman
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Authored by prominent scholars, the twelve essays in this volume use the historical perspective to explore American urban housing policy as it unfolded from the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries. Focusing on the enduring quest of policy... (read more)

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The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America
The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America
by Scott Cowen
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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 couldnt find their way to decisive action, Cowen,... (read more)

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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
by Mike Davis
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To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To its detractors, it is "The Big Nowhere." No one has better captured L.A.'s bizarre role as both utopia and dystopia than Davis, the author of this mordantly elegant and wide-ranging work... (read more)

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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street,... (read more)

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Asphalt Nation
Asphalt Nation
by Jane Holtz Kay
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Asphalt Nation is a powerful examination of how the automobile has ravaged America's cities and landscape over the past 100 years together with a compelling strategy for reversing our automobile dependency. Jane Holtz Kay provides a history of the rapid... (read more)

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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change
Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change
by Peter Calthorpe
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“Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain.  But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change.  In this groundbreaking new work,... (read more)

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Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
by Jeff Speck
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Jeff Speck has spent his career determining what makes a city work, and he has boiled it down to one essential factor: walkability. For urban life to thrive, cities must prioritize pedestrians over cars. Six-lane highways tearing through downtown must... (read more)

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Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
by Jeff Speck
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A Best Book of the Year according to Planetizen and the American Society of Landscape Architects 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... (read more)

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New Orleans Under Reconstruction
New Orleans Under Reconstruction
by Carol M Reese
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Carol McMichael Reese is the Christovich Associate Professor in Tulane University’s School of Architecture. Michael Sorkin is Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New... (read more)

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Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide
Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide
by Vicki Elmer
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This book is designed for the local practitioner or student who wants to learn the basics of how to develop an infrastructure plan, a program, or an individual infrastructure project. The author offers an overview of infrastructure before moving to the... (read more)

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Asset Building and Community Development (3RD 11 Edition)
Asset Building and Community Development (3RD 11 Edition)
by Gary Paul Green
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Employing a broad definition of community development, this book shows how asset building can help increase the capacity of residents to improve their quality of life. It provides students and practitioners with theoretical and practical guidance on how... (read more)

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Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City
Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City
by Elijah Anderson
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Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence; in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. How you dress, talk, and behave can have life-or-death consequences, with... (read more)

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Detroit: An American Autopsy
Detroit: An American Autopsy
by Charlie Leduff
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An explosive exposé of America's lost prosperity — from Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family... (read more)

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Contemporary Urban Planning-text Only (10TH 13 Edition)
Contemporary Urban Planning-text Only (10TH 13 Edition)
by John M. Levy
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Updated in its 10th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of... (read more)

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Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle's Urban Community Gardens (Land and Community Design Case Studies)
Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle's Urban Community Gardens (Land and Community Design Case Studies)
by Jeffrey Hou
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Although there are thousands of community gardens all across North America, only a few cities, such as Seattle, include them in their urban planning process. This book reports on the making of SeattleAa's community gardens and the multiple roles they... (read more)

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Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City
Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City
by Anthony Flint
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The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup... (read more)

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