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Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution
Sadik-Khan, Janette

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If you can change the street, you can change the world. As New York City's transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan reengineered one of the world's greatest, toughest cities into a dynamic space safe for pedestrians and bikers. Streetfight is how she did it.

City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban Future
Pendergrast, Mark

75% off list price of $35.00

What we can learn from Atlanta's struggle to reinvent itself in the 21st Century?Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth - or inexorable decline. A kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves, Atlanta has the highest income inequality in the country, gridlocked highways,...

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
Moskowitz, Peter

71% off list price of $26.99

A journey to the front lines of the battle for the future of American cities, uncovering the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification--and the lives that are altered in the process.The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the countr...

Street Smart
Schwartz, Samuel I.

75% off list price of $26.99

On a Saturday morning in December 1973, a section of New York's West Side Highway collapsed under the weight of a truck full of asphalt. The road was closed, seemingly for good, and the 80,000 cars that traveled it each day had to find a new way to their destinations. It ought to have produced tr...

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul
Moss, Jeremiah

66% off list price of $28.99

An unflinching portrait of gentrification in the twenty-first century, and a love letter to lost New York, by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York.

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing
Austen, Ben

71% off list price of $27.99

High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, America’s most iconic public housing project.Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20...

The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life
Rose, Jonathan F. P.

62% off list price of $29.99

In the vein of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose - a visionary in urban development and renewal - champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first...

Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City
Early, Steve

69% off list price of $18.00

The People vs. Big Oil - how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community.Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town, dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city...

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers
Graham, Stephen

72% off list price of $19.95

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