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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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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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Remaking the Modern : Space, Relocation, and the Politics of Identity in a Global Cairo (02 Edition)
Remaking the Modern : Space, Relocation, and the Politics of Identity in a Global Cairo (02 Edition)
by Farha Ghannam
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An ethnography of a housing project in Cairo, which demonstrates how the modernizing efforts of the Egyptian government runs headlong into the traditional customs of the area's low-income residents. Brings new meaning to the phrase "global and local."... (read more)

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Exploring Urban America: An Introductory Reader
Exploring Urban America: An Introductory Reader
by Roger W. Caves
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This collection of seminal articles will introduce undergraduate students to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies and urban affairs. It investigates a variety of areas including: cities and urbanism, urban history, urban policy, economic... (read more)

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Naked City: the Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places (10 Edition)
Naked City: the Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places (10 Edition)
by Sharon Zukin
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As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, and funky ethnic restaurants. But as Sharon Zukin shows in Naked City, the pervasive demand for authenticity has... (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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City (12 Edition)
City (12 Edition)
by Archer
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The City: The Basics provides a brief yet compelling overview of the study of cities and city life. The book draws on a range of perspectives - economic, political, cultural, and environmental aspects are all considered a to provide a broad comparison of... (read more)

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Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (99 Edition)
Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (99 Edition)
by Samuel R. Delany
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As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to... (read more)

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Flammable Cities (12 Edition)
Flammable Cities (12 Edition)
by Greg Lubken
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In most cities today, fire has been reduced to a sporadic and isolated threat. But throughout history the constant risk of fire has left a deep and lasting imprint on almost every dimension of urban society. This volume, the first truly global study of... (read more)

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House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of America's Urban Neighborhoods
House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of America's Urban Neighborhoods
by Alexand Von Hoffman
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Not long ago, neighborhoods such as the South Bronx, South Central Los Angeles, and Boston's Roxbury were crime-ridden wastelands of vacant lots and burned-out buildings, notorious symbols of urban decay. In House by House, Block by Block, Alexander von... (read more)

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Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability
Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability
by Andrew Dannenberg
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The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of... (read more)

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Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas
Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas
by Joshua Long
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Austin, Texas, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, is experiencing one of the most dynamic periods in its history. Wedged between homogenizing growth and a long tradition of rebellious nonconformity, many Austinites feel that they are in the... (read more)

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How the Other Half Lives (71 Edition)
How the Other Half Lives (71 Edition)
by Jacob August Riis
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Jacob Riis was one of the very few men who photographed the slums of New York at the turn of the century, when as many as 300,000 people per square mile were crowded into the tenements of New York's Lower East Side. The filth and degradation made the... (read more)

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Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans
Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans
by Kevin Fox Gotham
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Crisis Cities blends critical theoretical insight with a historically grounded comparative study to examine the form, trajectory, and contradictions of redevelopment efforts following the 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina disasters. Based on years of research... (read more)

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Death and Life of Great American Cities (11 Edition)
Death and Life of Great American Cities (11 Edition)
by Jane Jacobs
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The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited
The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited
by Richard Florida
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Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class was instantly described as a classic work on the forces that were reshaping our economy, our geography, our work, and our whole way of life. 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, Third Edition
Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition
by Jay Macleod
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 This classic text addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next. With the original 1987 publication of Ain’t No Makin’ It Jay MacLeod... (read more)

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Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963-1978
Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963-1978
by Jenna M. Loyd
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Health Rights Are Civil Rights tells the story of the important place of health in struggles for social change in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. Jenna M. Loyd describes how Black freedom, antiwar, welfare rights, and women’s movement... (read more)

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Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym
Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym
by Lucia Trimbur
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"A brilliant, humane, and critically attentive book."--Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London "What is work? Trimbur's exquisite ethnography reveals postindustrial New York as a socially and spatially segregated landscape shaped by disappearing jobs... (read more)

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Making the Second Ghetto : Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960 - With New Afterword ((2ND)98 Edition)
Making the Second Ghetto : Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960 - With New Afterword ((2ND)98 Edition)
by Arnold R. Hirsch
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In Making the Second Ghetto, Arnold Hirsch argues that in the post-depression years Chicago was a "pioneer in developing concepts and devices" for housing segregation. Hirsch shows that the legal framework for the national urban renewal effort was forged... (read more)

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