Barcelona, City of Comics
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
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.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
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.
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.
Beauty in the City
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
New York Art Deco
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy
Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.
City in Common
Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.
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
A collection of essays on theories of space in relation to Havana.
The Creation of a Federal Partnership
New perspective on state-level housing policy, how its role has grown in relation to the federal role.
Critical Urban Studies
Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field
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.
Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers, and Schools through Professional Development Schools
Provides insights into university partnerships with urban schools.
Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city. ”
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.
A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America's first-responders.
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.
Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.
Main Street to Mainframes
Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.
Race and Police Brutality
Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.
The first in-depth examination of self-employment from the perspectives of low-income entrepreneurs.
Philosophy and the City
The definitive source book on philosophy and the city.
The Politics of Air Pollution
Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.
Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City
An overview and critical appraisal of the work of influential sociologist and public intellectual William Julius Wilson.
Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power
Examines the extent to which race affected public policy formation in Buffalo, New York between 1934 and 1997.
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 ...