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Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City (Urban and Industrial Environments)
Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City (Urban and Industrial Environments)
by Isabelle Anguelovski
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Environmental justice as studied in a variety of disciplines is most often associated with redressing disproportionate exposure to pollution, contamination, and toxic sites. In Neighborhood as Refuge, Isabelle Anguelovski takes a broader view of... (read more)

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Still Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion (James A. Johnson Metro)
Still Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion (James A. Johnson Metro)
by Anthony Downs
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Seeks to explore why traffic congestion has arisen in our society, why it is getting more intensive, and why it cannot be eliminated entirely. Contains chapters on the fundamental causes of congestion, and argues that many traffic problems are rooted in... (read more)

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Black Corona : Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community (98 Edition)
Black Corona : Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community (98 Edition)
by Steven Gregory
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"Gregory's great insight is to focus on the ways in which the dynamics of class and race inform the actual patterns of daily struggle in real communities. Black Corona represents a significant contribution to the study of contemporary black urban life."--... (read more)

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Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District (09 Edition)
Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District (09 Edition)
by Peter Moskos
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When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of... (read more)

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City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America (Illinois)
City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America (Illinois)
by Donald L Miller
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The epic of Chicago is the story of the emergence of modern America. Here, witness Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world's most explosively alive cities by 1900. andlt;BRandgt; Donald Miller's powerful... (read more)

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My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working-Class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920-1965 (Historical Studies of Urban America)
My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working-Class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920-1965 (Historical Studies of Urban America)
by Becky M Nicolaides
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In the 1920s, thousands of white working-class migrants helped build suburbs of Los Angeles such as South Gates, Watts, and Bell Gardens from the ground up, constructing their own homes with their own labor. Families raised chickens and grew gardens in... (read more)

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All That We Share (10 Edition)
All That We Share (10 Edition)
by Jay Walljasper
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How you see the world is about to change. All That We Share is a wake-up call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyone—water, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge... (read more)

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The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition
The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition
by James Howard Kunstler
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An in-depth investigation of the developments of urban environments and how we are affected by it The City in Mind is a far-reaching discourse on the history and current state of urban life. Kunstler reflects on various and diverse cities across the... (read more)

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Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Through
Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Through
by Raquel Pinderhughes
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Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human activities on the environment.... (read more)

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Towards Cosmopolis: Planning for Multicultural Cities
Towards Cosmopolis: Planning for Multicultural Cities
by Leonie Sandercock
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The most important book on planning practice of the late 20th Century. It will set the terms of debate for years to come. Robert Beauregard The best contemporary text for teaching planning history and theory. It pushes theory and practice beyond its... (read more)

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Inquiry by Design: Environment/Behavior/Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Planning, Updated and Revised Edition
Inquiry by Design: Environment/Behavior/Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Planning, Updated and Revised Edition
by John Zeisel
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An updated and revised version of a classic text in the field of environmental design. "Inquiry by Design" lays out fundamental theoretical approaches to design and research as well as practical research methods applicable to planning, programming... (read more)

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Comeback Cities : a Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival (00 Edition)
Comeback Cities : a Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival (00 Edition)
by Paul S. Grogan
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Comeback Cities shows how innovative, pragmatic tactics for ameliorating the nations urban ills have produced results beyond anyones expectations, reawakening Americas toughest neighborhoods. In the past, big government and business working separately... (read more)

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Better, Not Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community
Better, Not Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community
by Eben V Fodor
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Eben Fodor has a background in renewable energy, specializing in high efficiency passive solar heating systems and solar-heated saunas. His professional work is as a community planning consultant based in Eugene... (read more)

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The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of Brasilia
The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of Brasilia
by James Holston
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The utopian design and organization of Brasília—the modernist new capital of Brazil—were meant to transform Brazilian society. In this sophisticated, pioneering study of Brasília from its inception in 1957 to the... (read more)

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Punished : Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (11 Edition)
Punished : Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (11 Edition)
by Victor M. Rios
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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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Planet of Slums
Planet of Slums
by Mike Davis
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Celebrated urban theorist lifts the lid on the effects of a global explosion of disenfranchised slum-dwellers.... (read more)

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Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World (Vintage)
Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World (Vintage)
by Doug Saunders
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A powerfully argued work that combines reporting, sociology, economics, and urban studies to show how the migration of workers from villages to urban centers has become one of the most significant forces in the world today. For the first time in history,... (read more)

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Metromarxism: A Marxist Tale of the City
Metromarxism: A Marxist Tale of the City
by Andy Merrifield
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Metromarxism discusses Marxism's relationship with the city from the 1850s to the present by way of biographical chapters on figures from the Marxist tradition, including Marx, Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, and David Harvey. Each chapter combines... (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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Views & Viewmakers of Urban America: Lithographs of Towns & Cities in the United States & Canada, Notes on the Artists & Publishers, & a Union Catalog of Their Work, 1825-1925
Views & Viewmakers of Urban America: Lithographs of Towns & Cities in the United States & Canada, Notes on the Artists & Publishers, & a Union Catalog of Their Work, 1825-1925
by John Reps
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"These 4,480 views provide a remarkable record of American townscape for a century, and that record is made more accessible, more valuable and infinitely more enjoyable with the publication of John Reps's magnificent Views and Viewmakers of Urban... (read more)

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