Urban Studies

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Barcelona, City of Comics

Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.

Seeing Symphonically

Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.

Walkable Cities

Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.

Welcome to Fear City

Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.

The Caribbeanization of Black Politics

Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.

After Katrina

Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

New York Art Deco

The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.

City in Common

Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.

Urban Citizenship and American Democracy

Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.

Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution

Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.

Government in the Twilight Zone

Illuminates how local board systems operate and the motivations and experiences of their members.

Jamestown, New York

A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.

Enough Blame to Go Around

Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.

Cuban Intersections of Literary and Urban Spaces

Edited by Carlos Riobó
Introduction by Carlos Riobó
Subjects: Sociology

A collection of essays on theories of space in relation to Havana.

Critical Urban Studies

Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field

The Creation of a Federal Partnership

New perspective on state-level housing policy, how its role has grown in relation to the federal role.

Imagining Black Womanhood

Examines how Black girls and women negotiate and resist dominant stereotypes in the context of an Afrocentric youth organization for at-risk girls in the Bay Area.

Urban Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital

Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.

Paradigm City

Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city. ”

Saving Troy

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America's first-responders.

Global Neighborhoods

Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.

City of Rhetoric

Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.

Sprawl and Politics

An account of the origin, enactment, and implementation of Maryland’s Smart Growth land use program begun in 1966.

Race and Police Brutality

Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.

Philosophy and the City

Edited by Sharon M. Meagher
Subjects: Philosophy

The definitive source book on philosophy and the city.

Race in the Jury Box

Discusses race-conscious jury selection and highlights strategies for achieving racially mixed juries.

The School That Refused to Die

This is a fascinating, and disturbing, story of an urban high school's struggle to survive in the post-integration era of educational reform.

Ideology and the Urban Crisis

Ideology and the Urban Crisis explores the philosophical underpinnings of the contemporary debate surrounding the urban crisis. It examines three major ideologies of American city politics by uncovering ...

Gentrification, Displacement, and Neighborhood Revitalization

Bringing an empirical, objective approach to a topic that has often been the source of emotional and uninformed controversy, Gentrification, Displacement and Neighborhood Revitalization provides an introduction ...

The Remaking of Pittsburgh

What forces transformed a community in which industrial workers and other citizens exercised a real measure of power over their lives into a metropolis whose inhabitants were utterly dependent on Big ...