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Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution
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
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
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...
Schwartz, Samuel I.
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
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
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.
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
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
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