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.
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.
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.
Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field
New perspective on state-level housing policy, how its role has grown in relation to the federal role.
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.
Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city. ”
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.
Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.
Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.
Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.
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.
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 explores the philosophical underpinnings of the contemporary debate surrounding the urban crisis. It examines three major ideologies of American city politics by uncovering ...
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 ...
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 ...