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Transformation of Cities (02 Edition)
Transformation of Cities (02 Edition)
by David C. Thorns
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The aim of the book is to examine the transformation of the city in the late 20th century and explore the ways in which city life is structured. The shift from modern-industrial to information/consumption-based 'post-modern' cities is traced through the... (read more)

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Hail Babylon!: In Search of the American City at the End of the Millennium
Hail Babylon!: In Search of the American City at the End of the Millennium
by Andrei Codrescu
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Andrei Codrescu takes us cross-country through the withered, yet alluring American urban landscape, visiting New York, Baltimore, New Orleans, Little Rock, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and Portland, Oregon. He discovers that cities are at the... (read more)

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Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950
Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950
by Robert Fogelson
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Downtown is the first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. Urban historian Robert Fogelson gives a riveting account of how downtown--and the way Americans thought about it--changed between 1880 and 1950. Recreating battles... (read more)

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Street Saints: Renewing America's Cities
Street Saints: Renewing America's Cities
by Barbara J Elliott
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Based on eight years of hands-on experience and more than 300 interviews, Street Saints is both a book of motivational stories about unsung heroes and a sociological study of the faith factor, documenting faith-based programs that are treating social... (read more)

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Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (Historical Studies of Urban America)
by D. Bradford Hunt
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Blueprint for Disaster traces public housings history in Chicago from its New Deal roots through current mayor Richard M. Daleys Plan for Transformation. In the process, D. Bradford Hunt chronicles the Chicago Housing Authoritys own transformation from... (read more)

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Variations on a Theme Park : the New American City and the End of Public Space (92 Edition)
Variations on a Theme Park : the New American City and the End of Public Space (92 Edition)
by Michael (ed.) Sorkin
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America's cities are being rapidly transformed by a sinister and homogenous design. A new Kind of urbanism--manipulative, dispersed, and hostile to traditional public space--is emerging both at the heart and at the edge of town in megamalls, corporate... (read more)

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Dark Age Ahead
Dark Age Ahead
by Jane Jacobs
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Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but... (read more)

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Fragile Rights Within Cities: Government, Housing, and Fairness (07 Edition)
Fragile Rights Within Cities: Government, Housing, and Fairness (07 Edition)
by John Goering
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How fair are this country's urban housing markets and how effective has the government been at what it is charged to do in ensuring open and diverse housing options for this country's minority groups? Fragile Rights within Cities: Government, Housing... (read more)

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American Project : Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto (00 Edition)
American Project : Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto (00 Edition)
by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
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2000 Association of American Publishers PSP Award for Excellence, Sociology and Anthropology... (read more)

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There Goes the Gayborhood? (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
There Goes the Gayborhood? (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
by Amin Ghaziani
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"Through the lens of gayborhoods, Amin Ghaziani offers a provocative and insightful new analysis of the gay experience. He combines historical documentation, popular media accounts, and empirical data to tell a compelling story of how gayborhoods shaped... (read more)

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Towns, Plans & Society in Modern Britain
Towns, Plans & Society in Modern Britain
by Helen Meller
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This concise survey explores the interaction of the social and physical environment of cities. Helen Meller shows that while all modern societies have been subject to the economic, social and technological forces that have produced mass urbanization, not... (read more)

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Main Street Revisited: Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America (American Land & Life Series)
Main Street Revisited: Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America (American Land & Life Series)
by Richar Francaviglia
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As an archetype for an entire class of places, Main Street has become one of America's most popular and idealized images. In Main Street Revisited, the first book to place the design of small downtowns in spatial and chronological context, Richard... (read more)

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New York and Los Angeles : Politics, Society, and Culture, a Comparative View (03 Edition)
New York and Los Angeles : Politics, Society, and Culture, a Comparative View (03 Edition)
by David (ed.) Halle
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No two cities are more symbolic of the modern American metropolis than New York and Los Angeles. But while New York boasts a recently revitalized urban center, Los Angeles is the classic example of sprawl and decentralization, with multiple clusters of... (read more)

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Homeless: Policies, Strategies, and Lives on the Street
Homeless: Policies, Strategies, and Lives on the Street
by Gerald Daly
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Homelessness is a growing sore on the body of civilization. The causes of homelessness are varied and poorly understood, but the quiet knowledge that life on the streets is dangerous and debilitating is cause for alarm in the rest of society. Public... (read more)

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Body Piercing and Identity Construction (11 Edition)
Body Piercing and Identity Construction (11 Edition)
by Lisiunia A. Romanienko
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A theoretical exploration of piercing and other forms of body modification that urban communities of defiance use to express their identity, this analysis demonstrates the socioeconomic, political, and sexual conditions that give rise to these... (read more)

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Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
by Michael H Shuman
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National drug chains squeeze local pharmacies out of business, while corporate downsizing ships jobs overseas. All across America, communities large and small are losing control of their economies to outside interests. Going Local shows how some cities... (read more)

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Studies in Urban and Social Change #33: The Creative Capital of Cities: Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation
Studies in Urban and Social Change #33: The Creative Capital of Cities: Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation
by Stefan Kr?tke
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The Creative Capital of Cities challenges the new urban growth concepts of creative industries from a critical urban theory perspective. The author presents both technological creativity in knowledge-intensive industries and artistical creativity in the... (read more)

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City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg (Politics, History, and Culture)
City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg (Politics, History, and Culture)
by Martin J. Murray
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City of Extremes is a powerful critique of urban development in greater Johannesburg since the end of apartheid in 1994. Martin J. Murray describes how a loose alliance of city buildersandmdash;including real estate developers, large-scale property... (read more)

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City Life (10 Edition)
City Life (10 Edition)
by Adrian Franklin
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Cities are more important as cultural entities than their mere function as dormitories and industrial sites. Yet, the understanding of what makes a city alive and appealing in cultural terms is still hotly contested - why are some cities so much more... (read more)

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Texas A & M Southwestern Studies #8: Urban Texas: Politics and Development
Texas A & M Southwestern Studies #8: Urban Texas: Politics and Development
by Char Miller
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The major cities of Texas have developed through a complex web of politics, society, and economics. To describe and explain the state's urban evolution, the contributors to Urban Texas use comparative and multidisciplinary perspectives that explore the... (read more)

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