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Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
by Andres Duany
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“An essential text for our time . . . Not only a passionately argued, carefully reasoned dissection of the mess that is becoming man-made America but also a clear program of steps that can be taken to enhance the humanity of both our suburbs 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 Charles Montgomerys Happy City is revolutionizing the way we think about urban life.      After decades of unchecked sprawl,... (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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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 (Globalization and Community)
Seeking Spatial Justice (Globalization and Community)
by Edward W. 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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Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
by Jeff Mapes
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Mapes's fantastic and inspiring Pedaling Revolution deserves to be read by everyone, from the cycle-curious to the cycle-phobic. Love it or hate it, the pedaling revolution is upon us — read all about it!... (read more)

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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
by David Owen
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From the acclaimed New Yorker writer, a thought-provoking, innovative, and challenging new approach to protecting our environment. Most Americans think of cities as ecological nightmares-wastelands of concrete, garbage, diesel fumes and traffic jams-but... (read more)

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Move: Putting America S Infrastructure Back in the Lead
Move: Putting America S Infrastructure Back in the Lead
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
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America is stuck: just look at our crumbling roads and bridges, mismanaged railways, old-fashioned and easily overloaded air traffic control system, and perpetual lack of political will to do anything about it all. In contrast, take a trip around the... (read more)

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Rebel Cities (12 Edition)
Rebel Cities (12 Edition)
by David Harvey
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Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian... (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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Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition
Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third 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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The Nature of Cities: Ecocriticism and Urban Environment
The Nature of Cities: Ecocriticism and Urban Environment
by Michael Bennett
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"Successfully establish[es] that the interactions of culture and nature in cities and suburbs are as rich and significant as those in rural and wild places. . . . This collection spans an impressive range of time periods, genres, and issues, and in so... (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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Urban Street Design Guide
Urban Street Design Guide
by Island Press
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The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity.and#160; Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design... (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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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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