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.
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
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.
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.
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.
Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.
Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.
Illuminates how local board systems operate and the motivations and experiences of their members.
A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.
Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.
A collection of essays on theories of space in relation to Havana.
New perspective on state-level housing policy, how its role has grown in relation to the federal role.
Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field
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.
Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.
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. ”
A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America's first-responders.
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.
Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.
An account of the origin, enactment, and implementation of Maryland’s Smart Growth land use program begun in 1966.
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.
The definitive source book on philosophy and the city.
Examines how and why government leaders understand and respond to African Americans and Latinos in northeastern cities with strong political traditions.
Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.
An overview and critical appraisal of the work of influential sociologist and public intellectual William Julius Wilson.
Discusses race-conscious jury selection and highlights strategies for achieving racially mixed juries.
Demonstrates how governmental structure and institutional rules determine who gets what in American cities.
A case study of Milwaukee, Wisconsin exploring how lending practices and access to capital are shaped by race.
Builds upon the narratives of community development activists to describe how they bring about affordable, quality housing, commercial opportunities and empowerment within poor areas.
Links the plight of contemporary urban dwellers of African descent across North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa, examines their coping strategies, and advocates social policies sensitive to their cultural and societal differences.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
This case study of a politically reformed, middle-sized Midwestern city provides a model of fiscal stress that contrasts sharply with that of America's vast metropolitan centers. Dr. Rubin examines the ...
With the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912, Louis D. Brandeis emerged as the undisputed intellectual leader of those reformers who were trying to recreate a democratic society free from the economic ...