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Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers (Studies in Sensory History)
Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers (Studies in Sensory History)
by Adam Mack
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A hundred years and more ago, a walk down a Chicago street invited an assault on the senses. Untiring hawkers shouted from every corner. The manure from thousands of horses lay on streets pooled with molasses and puddled with kitchen grease. Odors from a... (read more)

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The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today
The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today
by Ted Conover
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From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Newjack, an absorbing book about roads and their power to change the world. Roads bind our world — metaphorically and literally — transforming... (read more)

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Cities and Suburbs (10 Edition)
Cities and Suburbs (10 Edition)
by Bernadette Hanlon
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This early work on Some fish and some fishing is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject with chapters on; Sea fishing, Swordfishing in the pacific and The pacific salmon as well as many more and extensively illustrated throughout. Many of... (read more)

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Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis
Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis
by Leo Hollis
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Cities are where the twenty-first century is really going to happen. Already at the beginning of the century, we became 50% urban as a global population, and by 2050 we're going to be up to 70% urban. So cities could either be our coffin or our ark. Leo... (read more)

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Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
by Luc Sante
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"A cacophonous poem of democracy and greed, like the streets of New York themselves." --John Vernon, Los Angeles Times Book Review... (read more)

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The Gang: A Study of 1,313 Gangs in Chicago
The Gang: A Study of 1,313 Gangs in Chicago
by Frederic Milton Thrasher
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While gangs and gang culture have been around for countless centuries, The Gang is one of the first academic studies of the phenomenon. Originally published in 1927, Frederic Milton Thrasherandrsquo;s magnum opus offers a profound and careful analysis of... (read more)

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The Community Economic Development Handbook
The Community Economic Development Handbook
by Mihailo Temali
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The step-by-step guide to turning any neighborhood around A weak local economy can be strengthened. A run-down neighborhood of boarded-up storefronts, litter-strewn sidewalks, high unemployment, and poorly-maintained housing can be transformed. An entire... (read more)

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Empowered Participation (04 Edition)
Empowered Participation (04 Edition)
by Fung
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"With the clarity of a finely etched drawing and the sparkling craft of a careful researcher, Archon Fung rediscovers the best traditions of American self-government. He introduces us to democracy's heroes in community police beat meetings and school... (read more)

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Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality
Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality
by Loic Wacquant
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Capital: The Eruption of Delhi
Capital: The Eruption of Delhi
by Rana Dasgupta
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An extraordinary portrait of the fastest-growing city in the world—and the rise of a new global elite Since the opening up of Indias economy in 1991, wealth has poured into the country, and especially into Delhi. Capital bears witness to the... (read more)

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Metropolitan Revolution (13 Edition)
Metropolitan Revolution (13 Edition)
by Bruce Katz
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The United States must remake its economy if it is to achieve sustainable prosperity in a world that continues to transform at a dizzying pace. Americans must move from an economy driven by domestic consumption, debt, and financial engineering to one... (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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Global Networks, Linked Cities
Global Networks, Linked Cities
by Saskia Sassen
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Contributors extend Saskia Sassen's global cities thesis to consider the information architecture binding global cities together in dense networks. They look at global cities in the South, including Shanghai, Mexico City, Beirut, and Buenos Aires... (read more)

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Violence at the Urban Margins (Global and Comparative Ethnography)
Violence at the Urban Margins (Global and Comparative Ethnography)
by Javier (edt) Auyero
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In the Americas, debates around issues of citizen's public safety--from debates that erupt after highly publicized events, such as the shootings of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, to those that recurrently dominate the airwaves in Latin America--are... (read more)

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The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
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From the creators of the urban homestead blog HomeGrownEvolution.com comes this thorough and accessible manual to self-sufficient city living. Whatever your desired skill — beekeeping, dumpster diving, greywater, vermiculture, lacto-fermentation... (read more)

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Edge City: Life on the New Frontier
Edge City: Life on the New Frontier
by Joel Garreau
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In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence
In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence
by Javier Auyero
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"In Harm's Way is a jarringly powerful ethnographic study of how pervasive violence penetrated and remade the social fabric of an impoverished urban community. Javier Auyero and María Fernanda Berti spent years observing intimate yet frequently brutal... (read more)

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A History of Future Cities
A History of Future Cities
by Daniel Brook
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Every month, five million people move from the past to the future. Pouring into developing-world “instant cities” like Dubai and Shenzhen, these urban newcomers confront a modern world cobbled together from fragments of a West they have never... (read more)

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The London Underworld in the Victorian Period: Authentic First-person Accounts By Beggars, Thieves and Prostitutes
The London Underworld in the Victorian Period: Authentic First-person Accounts By Beggars, Thieves and Prostitutes
by Henry Mayhew
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The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in 19th-century London, this survey by a journalist invented the genre of oral history a century before the term was coined. Henry Mayhew vowed "to publish the history of a people, from... (read more)

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City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis
City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis
by Keith Gessen
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A collection of essays—historical and personal—about the present and future of American cities Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays—historical, personal, and somewhere... (read more)

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