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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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Reno, Las Vegas, and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)
Reno, Las Vegas, and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)
by Eugene P. Moehring
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Eugene P. Moehring analyzes the development of Reno and Las Vegas since 1945 with special emphasis on the years after 1970. Major factors that shaped the development of both cities were the growth of corporate gaming and megaresorts and increased... (read more)

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Asian American Youth : Culture, Identity and Ethnicit (04 Edition)
Asian American Youth : Culture, Identity and Ethnicit (04 Edition)
by Jennifer Lee
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Asian American Youth covers topics such as Asian immigration, acculturation, assimilation, intermarriage, socialization, sexuality, and ethnic identification. The distinguished contributors show how Asian American youth have created an identity and space... (read more)

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The Castells Reader on Cities and Social Theo
The Castells Reader on Cities and Social Theo
by Manuel Castells
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Ida Susser is Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She was the founding President of the Society for the Anthropology of North America. She is the author of Norman Street: Poverty and... (read more)

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Seeking Spatial Justice (10 Edition)
Seeking Spatial Justice (10 Edition)
by Soja
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In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the MTA for a period of ten years to essentially... (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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Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
by Deborah Hopkinson
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Voice of Youth Advocates<br></br>(June 1, 2004; 0-439-37590-8)<br></br><br></br>Hopkinson describes life in the tenements by artfully weaving together the firsthand... (read more)

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Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited (Rev 14 Edition)
Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited (Rev 14 Edition)
by Richard Florida
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Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class quickly achieved classic status for its identification of forces then only beginning to reshape our economy, geography, and workplace. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard... (read more)

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Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-income Neighborhood (3RD 09 Edition)
Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-income Neighborhood (3RD 09 Edition)
by Jay Macleod
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Author Jay MacLeod’s classic ethnography—a defining work on the cycle of social reproduction and inequality as lived through the young men from the Clarendon Heights housing project—now includes a third section that continues the lives... (read more)

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Cities Under Siege (12 Edition)
Cities Under Siege (12 Edition)
by Graham
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Long-awaited, War Against the People is a powerful indictment of the Israeli state’s “securocratic” war in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper draws on firsthand research to show the pernicious... (read more)

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The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America, Updated Edition
The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America, Updated Edition
by Greg Donaldson
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In Brownsville's twenty-one housing projects, the young cops and the teenagers who stand solemnly on the street corners are bitter and familiar enemies. The Ville, as the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn is called by the locals, is one of... (read more)

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Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities Without People in the World's Most Populated Country (Asian Arguments)
Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities Without People in the World's Most Populated Country (Asian Arguments)
by Wade Shepard
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Over the next couple of decades, it is estimated that 250 million Chinese citizens will move from rural areas into cities, pushing the countrys urban population over one billion. China has built hundreds of new cities and urban districts over the past... (read more)

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Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune
Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune
by Kristin Ross
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The Commune is back on the agenda. From Madrid to Istanbul, from Cairo to New York, people are reappropriating public and private spaces, reorienting them towards a new function in common. A return to the great 19th century insurrection that most fully... (read more)

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Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park (Asian American History & Culture)
Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park (Asian American History & Culture)
by Tarry Hum
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Based on more than a decade of research, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood charts the evolution of Sunset Park--with a densely concentrated working-poor and racially diverse immigrant population--from the late 1960s to its current status as one of... (read more)

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Great Neighborhood Book: a Do-it-yourself Guide To Placemaking (07 Edition)
Great Neighborhood Book: a Do-it-yourself Guide To Placemaking (07 Edition)
by Jay Walljasper
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Practical ways to make your neighborhood come alive!... (read more)

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A History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory
A History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory
by Norman M. Klein
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Analysis, photography and fiction combine in a bracing portrait of LA.... (read more)

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My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization
My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization
by Edward W. Soja
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"Soja is a legendary figure; a lodestar for an entire generation of urbanists and planners. No one else has puzzled out Los Angeles with so much clarity, patience and optimistic passion. Throw away your Thomas Brothers, this is the road atlas you really... (read more)

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Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis (Public Culture)
Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis (Public Culture)
by Sarah Nuttall
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Collection of scholarly and creative essays on Johannesburg that focus on the city's modern and cosmopolitan status within Africa and the world.... (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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Founded in 1957, the Southern California suburb prophetically named City of Industry today represents, in the words of Victor Valle, andquot;The gritty crossroads of the global trade revolution that is transforming Southern California factories into... (read more)

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Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
by Victor M. Rios, Jr.
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Qualitative Data is meant for the novice researcher who needs guidance on what specifically to do when faced with a sea of information. It takes readers through the qualitative research process, beginning with an examination of the basic philosophy of... (read more)

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