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  1. Architectures of Revolt
    Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the worldwide mass protest movements of 1968—against war, imperialism, racism, poverty, misogyny, and homophobia—the exciting anthology Architectures of Revolt explores the... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  2. Democratizing Urban Development
    Rising housing costs put secure and decent housing in central urban neighborhoods in peril. How do civil society organizations (CSOs) effectively demand accountability from the state to address the needs of low-income residents?... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  3. Constructing the Patriarchal City
    In the Anglo-Atlantic world of the late nineteenth century, groups of urban residents struggled to reconstruct their cities in the wake of industrialization and to create the modern city. New professional men wanted an orderly... Learn More
    Published: 20th April 2018
    Hardback | £86.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  4. Sinking Chicago
    In Sinking Chicago, Harold Platt shows how people responded to climate change in one American city over a hundred-and-fifty-year period. During a long dry spell before 1945, city residents lost sight of the connections between... Learn More
    Published: 9th March 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
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  5. Communities and Crime
    Social scientists have long argued over the links between crime and place. The authors of Communities and Crime provide an intellectual history that traces how varying images of community have evolved over time and influenced... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2017
    Hardback | £82.00
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  6. Believing in Cleveland
    Detractors have called it "The Mistake on the Lake." It was once America's "Comeback City." According to author J. Mark Souther, Cleveland has long sought to defeat its perceived civic malaise. Believing in... Learn More
    Published: 3rd November 2017
    Hardback | £76.00
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  7. The Death and Life of the Single-Family House
    Vancouver today is recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world as well as an international model for sustainability and urbanism. Single-family homes in this city are "a dying breed." Most people live in... Learn More
    Published: 2nd November 2016
    Hardback | £78.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  8. A Nice Place to Visit
    How did tourism gain a central role in the postwar American Rustbelt city? And how did tourism development reshape the meaning and function of these cities? These are the questions at the heart of Aaron Cowan's groundbreaking... Learn More
    Published: 20th May 2016
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  9. The Politics of Staying Put
    When cities gentrify, it can be hard for working-class and low-income residents to stay put. Rising rents and property taxes make buildings unaffordable, or landlords may sell buildings to investors interested in redeveloping... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2016
    Hardback | £70.00
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  10. Walking in Cities
    Walking connects the rhythms of urban life to the configuration of urban spaces. As the contributors and editors show in Walking in Cities, walking also reflects the systematic inequalities that order contemporary urban life.... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2015
    Hardback | £75.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  11. Vanishing Eden
    For many whites, desegregation initially felt like an attack on their community. But how has the process of racial change affected whites' understanding of community and race? In Vanishing Eden, Michael Maly and Heather Dalmage... Learn More
    Published: 20th November 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
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  12. Building the Urban Environment
    Building the Urban Environment is a comparative study of the contestation among planners, policymakers, and the grassroots over the production and meaning of urban space. Award-winning historian Harold Platt presents case studies... Learn More
    Published: 26th October 2015
    Hardback | £75.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  13. The Mutual Housing Experiment
    In 1940, the U.S. Federal Works Agency created an experimental housing program for industrial workers. Eight model communities were leased and later sold to the residents, who formed a non-profit corporation called a mutual housing... Learn More
    Published: 12th June 2015
    Hardback | £66.00
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  14. Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia's Chinatown
    Philadelphia’s Chinatown, like many urban chinatowns, began in the late nineteenth century as a refuge for immigrant laborers and merchants in which to form a community to raise families and conduct business. But this enclave... Learn More
    Published: 10th April 2015
    Hardback | £71.00
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  15. The War on Slums in the Southwest
    In The War on Slums in the Southwest, Robert Fairbanks provides compelling and probing case studies of economic problems and public housing plights in Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and San Antonio. He provides brief histories... Learn More
    Published: 8th August 2014
    Hardback | £74.00
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  16. Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis
    Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis focuses on the wave of environmental activism and grassroots movements that swept through America's older, industrial cities during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Robert Gioielli offers... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2014
    Hardback | £54.00
    Paperback | £24.99
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