Urban Studies

"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"

Contemporary Planning in New York City

Scott Larson

How Bloomberg's urban development relies on a blending of Moses and Jacobs

198 pages | 6 x 9

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Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution

A Tale of Two Taverns and the Growth of Philadelphia

Rebecca Yamin

Using archaeological finds to tell the story of the growth of Philadelphia in microcosm

152 pages | 5 x 8 | 55 color photos, 2 figures, 8 halftones, 6 maps

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Architectures of Revolt

The Cinematic City circa 1968

Edited by Mark Shiel

A groundbreaking exploration of how filmmaking, architecture, and urban planning shaped and were shaped by mass protest movements in and around 1968

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones

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Atlanta

Race, Class, and Urban Expansion

Larry Keating

Troubling stories about private interests over public development in Atlanta

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 7 maps, 7 figures

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Atlanta Unbound

Enabling Sprawl through Policy and Planning

Carlton Wade Basmajian

How metropolitan Atlanta’s regional planning groups accelerated the sprawl they were trying to control

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 32 color photos

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Baltimore '68

Riots and Rebirth in an American City

Edited by Jessica Elfenbein, Thomas Hollowak, and Elizabeth Nix

The first comprehensive study of one city, Baltimore, forty years after the unrest that swept across some 120 U.S. cities

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones, 1 map

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The Battles of Germantown

Effective Public History in America

David W. Young

Lessons from Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood on how the public engages the past

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 figures, 17 halftones, 2 maps

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Beauty and Brutality

Manila and Its Global Discontents

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz, and Rolando B. Tolentino

Diverse perspectives on Manila that suggest the city’s exhilarating sights and sounds broaden how Philippine histories are defined and understood

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 1 map

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Before Crips

Fussin', Cussin', and Discussin' among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs

John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani

A historical analysis of South Los Angeles juvenile gang life as revealed by those who were there

464 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map

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Believing in Cleveland

Managing Decline in “The Best Location in the Nation”

J. Mark Souther

Explores how civic and business leaders used image-making in an effort to reimagine and revive Cleveland in the decades after World War II​

284 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 12 halftones, 2 maps

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Bernie Sanders and the Boundaries of Reform

Socialism in Burlington

W. J. Conroy

A reissued edition of a significant case study of the achievements and failures of Bernard Sanders’ radical administration in 1980s Burlington, VT

278 pages | 6 x 9

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The Betrayal of the Urban Poor

Helene Slessarev

A devastating account of inadequate attempts to provide economic equality for the urban poor

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables

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Beyond Preservation

Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities

Andrew Hurley

A framework for stabilizing and strengthening inner-city neighborhoods through the public interpretation of historic landscapes

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 maps 14 halftones

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Beyond Segregation

Multiracial and Multiethnic Neighborhoods in the United States

Michael T. Maly

Sharpening our understanding of urban America's integrated neighborhoods

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables 2 map(s) 1 figure 22 halftones

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Beyond the City Limits

Urban Policy and Economic Restructuring in Comparative Perspective

John R. Logan

Challenging the notion that there is a single, global process of economic restructuring to which cities must submit

288 pages

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