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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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Community and the Politics of Place
Community and the Politics of Place
by Daniel Kemmis
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Thomas Jefferson envisioned a nation of citizens deeply involved in public life. Today Americans are lamenting the erosion of his ideal. What happened in the intervening centuries? Daniel Kemmis argues that our loss of capacity for public life (which... (read more)

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Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, Second Edition
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, Second Edition
by Marc Auge
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An ever-increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computers and cash machines. This invasion of the world by what Marc Augé calls 'non-space' results in a profound alteration... (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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Great Inversion and Future of American City (13 Edition)
Great Inversion and Future of American City (13 Edition)
by Alan Ehrenhalt
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Eye-opening and thoroughly engaging, this is an indispensible look at American urban/suburban society and its future.   In The Great Inversion, Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanologists, reveals how the roles of America’s cities and... (read more)

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Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb
Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb
by Douglas S. Massey
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"Exploring the impact of an affordable housing development in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, this book provides new and innovative methodologies for examining key theoretical and public policy issues that have been the subject of intensive debate. It will be... (read more)

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Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics
Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics
by Jane Jacobs
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The author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities looks at business fraud and criminal enterprise, overextended government farm subsidies and zealous transit police, to show what happens when the moral systems of commerce collide with those of... (read more)

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The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles
The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles
by William B Fulton
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In 12 essays, William Fulton chronicles the history of urban planning in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, tracing the legacy of short-sighted political and financial gains that has resulted in a vast urban region on the brink of disaster. Looking at... (read more)

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Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West
Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West
by Carl Abbott
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When the American West represented the country's frontier, many of its cities may have seemed little more than trading centers to serve the outlying populace. Now the nation's most open and empty region is also its most heavily urbanized, with 80 percent... (read more)

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The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings Focus Book)
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings Focus Book)
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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Gang Leader for a Day (08 Edition)
Gang Leader for a Day (08 Edition)
by Sudhir Venkatesh
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A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicagos most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people... (read more)

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Blaming the Victim (Rev 76 Edition)
Blaming the Victim (Rev 76 Edition)
by William Ryan
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Social Justice and the City (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation)
Social Justice and the City (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation)
by David Harvey
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Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship between politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey’s position that geography could not remain... (read more)

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Suburban Nation - 10TH Anniversary Edition (11 Edition)
Suburban Nation - 10TH Anniversary Edition (11 Edition)
by Andres Duany
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For a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last centurys automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning. Founders of the Congress... (read more)

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Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America
Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America
by Felipe Hern Ndez
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...a worthwhile and timely contribution to the field of Latin American urban studies, which will help to fill the current gap in literature on the Latin American city...this book's major contribution is in its exploration of the social, spatial, cultural... (read more)

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The Power of Place
The Power of Place
by Winifred Gallagher
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  THE  SCIENCE OF PLACE Last spring, I spent several days sealed off from the sweet palmy swelter of New Orleans in a series of frigid polyester conference rooms, listening to men in white coats discuss the latest developments in brain science.... (read more)

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The Guide to Greening Cities
The Guide to Greening Cities
by Sadhu Aufochs Johnston
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Superstorm Sandy sent a strong message that a new generation of urban development and infrastructure is desperately needed, and it must be designed with resilience in mind. As cities continue to face climate change impacts while growing in population... (read more)

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Planet of Slums (06 Edition)
Planet of Slums (06 Edition)
by Mike Davis
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A celebrated urban historian's bestselling account of the global explosion of slums.... (read more)

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Citizens, Cops, and Power (06 Edition)
Citizens, Cops, and Power (06 Edition)
by Herbert
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Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with their protection.  That strategy seems to make... (read more)

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Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect
Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect
by Robert J. Sampson
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For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. Some would have us believe that we act solely as individuals choosing our own fates regardless of our surroundings, while other theories place... (read more)

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