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Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco's Housing Wars

by James Tracy

The true story of how gentrification, fueled by income inequality, decimated working people in San Francisco.


The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

by John Blewitt

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow. For decades, it has been widely recognized that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different...


Enough

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City

by Andrés Duany & Emily Talen

Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism—negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world.


The Inevitable City

by Betsy Seifter, Scott Cowen & Walter Isaacson

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 couldn't...


The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in the U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

by Richard R. Geddes

In The Road to Renewal, R. Richard Geddes surveys the current state of U.S. ground transportation and finds that, like the roads themselves, transportation policy is in desperate need of repair. A shift toward...


Territories and urbanisation in South Africa

by Frédéric Giraut & Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo

The DYSTURB database collates, harmonises and inter-relates over time the following different elements: a set of political, administrative and functional maps of the districts, provinces and urban areas; the...


The View from the Vysotka

by Anne Nivat & Frances E. Forte

Completed shortly before Joseph Stalin's death in 1953, the vysotkii, or "sky houses," still dominate the Moscow skyline today. Seven in all, they were the Soviet answer to the American skyscraper, transforming...


Reinventing London

by Bridget Rosewell

London has enjoyed an extraordinary period of growth in the past generation, symbolized by the towers of Canary Wharf built on the skeleton of the old docks. Finance was at the heart of this, so how can London's...


Ecology of Fear

by Mike Davis

Los Angeles has become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical list of disasters that have struck the city in the...


Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, How, and Who of Assistance Programs

by John C. Weicher

Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs...


Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World

by Raquel Pinderhughes

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...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It

by Brian C. Anderson

While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail...


Urban Nation

by Alan Broadbent

Canada’s cities are crippled by a lack of financial and governing clout. Their infrastructures are crumbling and their citizens are disaffected by the inability of municipal government—or any government,...


Administrative Discretion in Action: A Narrative of Eminent Domain

by Amanda M. Olejarski

Given that this book is written for scholars, practitioners, students, and community members, it emphasizes praxis, the critical interface between public administration theory and the practice of eminent domain....


Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto

The Land Development Game in China

by Jianbo Ma

This book describes on-the-ground realities of policy making in China in the field of land development and illustrates how a rigid central planning system works in practice. Among other things, it highlights...


Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States

by Hannah Dobbz

A toolbox for housing justice, a guide to American property law, and the squatter-rebels that dot our landscape.