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Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco's Housing Wars

by James Tracy AK Press (September 29, 2014)

The true story of how gentrification, fueled by income inequality, decimated working people in San Francisco.


The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

by John Blewitt London Publishing Partnership (October 22, 2014)

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow. For decades, it has been widely recognized that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different...


Enough

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly Scribner (September 02, 2014)

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

by Kevin Klinkenberg New Society Publishers (August 11, 2014)

Save money, live better, walk more!


Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City

by Andrés Duany & Emily Talen New Society Publishers (May 17, 2013)

Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism—negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world.


The Inevitable City

by Betsy Seifter, Scott Cowen & Walter Isaacson St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn't...


The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in the U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

by Richard R. Geddes AEI Press (February 16, 2011)

In The Road to Renewal, R. Richard Geddes surveys the current state of U.S. ground transportation and finds that, like the roads themselves, transportation policy is in desperate need of repair. A shift toward...


Reinventing London

by Bridget Rosewell London Publishing Partnership (November 23, 2013)

London has enjoyed an extraordinary period of growth in the past generation, symbolized by the towers of Canary Wharf built on the skeleton of the old docks. Finance was at the heart of this, so how can London's...


Ecology of Fear

by Mike Davis Henry Holt and Co. (January 14, 2014)

Los Angeles has become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical list of disasters that have struck the city in the...


Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, How, and Who of Assistance Programs

by John C. Weicher AEI Press (December 16, 2012)

Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs...


Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World

by Raquel Pinderhughes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2004)

Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy Lexington Books (November 22, 2003)

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It

by Brian C. Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2013)

While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail...


Urban Nation

by Alan Broadbent HarperCollins Publishers (June 01, 2010)

Canada’s cities are crippled by a lack of financial and governing clout. Their infrastructures are crumbling and their citizens are disaffected by the inability of municipal government—or any government,...


The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook

by Sarah J. Read & Dave Overfelt AKA-Publishing (March 19, 2013)

The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook was written with purpose: to help you diagnose your community's "civic health", plan for effective public engagement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your engagement...


Administrative Discretion in Action: A Narrative of Eminent Domain

by Amanda M. Olejarski Lexington Books (March 05, 2013)

Given that this book is written for scholars, practitioners, students, and community members, it emphasizes praxis, the critical interface between public administration theory and the practice of eminent domain....


The Land Development Game in China

by Jianbo Ma Lexington Books (November 30, 2012)

This book describes on-the-ground realities of policy making in China in the field of land development and illustrates how a rigid central planning system works in practice. Among other things, it highlights...


Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States

by Hannah Dobbz AK Press (November 27, 2012)

A toolbox for housing justice, a guide to American property law, and the squatter-rebels that dot our landscape.


Detroit City Is the Place to Be

by Mark Binelli Henry Holt and Co. (November 13, 2012)

Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to...


Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space

by Ronald Shiffman, Rick Bell, Lance Jay Brown & Lynne Elizabeth New Village Press (October 02, 2012)

In the wake of the Occupy movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom to assemble.


Cities of Gold

by William K. Hartmann Tom Doherty Associates (December 07, 2003)

The Southwestern United States has become a battleground for those who promote new land development and those who wish to preserve the land's beauty and heritage. Drawing together contemporary urban land-use...


Mobile Urbanity

by Neil Carrier & Tabea Scharrer Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

The increased presence of Somalis has brought much change to East African towns and cities in recent decades, change that has met with ambivalence and suspicion, especially within Kenya. This volume demystifies...


The Political Economy of Nation Building: The World's Unfinished Business

by Mack Ott Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

Donor nations may advise and counsel, but the creation of a liberal nation state falls to its own people. They must create laws, exercise their liberties, provide freedom of belief and expression, and protect...


City on the Line

by Andrew Kleine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2018)

In City on the Line, former Baltimore budget director Andrew Kleine asks why the way government does its most important job – deciding how to spend taxpayer dollars – hasn’t changed in hundreds of years....


Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2018)

This Multi-level Governance Series study focuses on Ukraine’s advances in regional development, territorial reform and decentralisation since 2014. The Government launched a reform to merge local governments...


Divided Cities

by Collectif Oecd (May 18, 2018)

This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member...


Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Amsterdam

by Collectif Oecd (April 18, 2018)

In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 51.66% of the population was born outside of the country or has at least one parent born abroad. Amsterdam is proud of its cultural and ethnical diversity and actively works to...


OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 08, 2018)

The 2018 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 49 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and...


Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East

by Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret & Eric Dennis The American University in Cairo Press (October 01, 2012)

Irregular or illegal housing constitutes the ordinary condition of popular urban housing in the Middle East. Considering the conditions of daily practices related to land and tenure mobilization and of housing,...


Planning Support Methods

by Richard E. Klosterman, Kerry Brooks, Joshua Drucker & Edward Feser et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2018)

Planning Support Methods offers a practical quantitative guide to the key concepts and methods of urban and regional planning. The authors apply and critically assess the most important underlying forecasting...


The Poisoned City

by Anna Clark Henry Holt and Co. (July 10, 2018)

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.

Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched...


The Art of Defiance

by Tyson Mitman Intellect Books (May 11, 2018)

The Art of Defiance is an ethnographic portrait of how graffiti writers see their city and, in turn, how their city sees them. It explores how becoming a graffiti writer helps disenfranchised urban citizens...


Advancing Equity Planning Now

by Norman Krumholz & Kathryn Wertheim Hexter Cornell University Press (January 15, 2019)

What can planners do to restore equity to their craft? Drawing upon the perspectives of a diverse group of planning experts, Advancing Equity Planning Now places the concepts of fairness and equal access squarely...


OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Basque Country, Spain  2011

by Collective Oecd (April 20, 2011)

The Basque Country region in Spain is world renowned for a successful industrial transformation, the urban regeneration of Bilbao, cultural distinctiveness, unique governance arrangements and high wealth levels....


OECD Territorial Reviews: NORA Region 2011

by Collective Oecd (March 30, 2011)

The North Atlantic (NORA) region is a transnational area comprising the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, and the coastal counties of Norway. These territories are linked by shared characteristics and challenges,...


OECD Rural Policy Reviews: England, United Kingdom 2011

by Collective Oecd (February 07, 2011)

Rural England plays a significant role in the economy of the United Kingdom, but an even larger social and cultural role. And it is unique among OECD regions, in that it is geographically compact, with rural...


OECD Territorial Reviews: Switzerland 2011

by Collective Oecd (February 03, 2011)

Regions in Switzerland are performing well in many respects. They have high levels of GDP per capita and low unemployment rates, and some regions show impressive growth rates. In addition, Swiss regions have...


Breaking Out of Policy Silos

by Collective Oecd (October 29, 2010)

In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. Government intervenes...


OECD Territorial Reviews: Guangdong, China 2010

by Collective Oecd (November 15, 2010)

Located on the southern coast of China, Guangdong is the country’s most populous and rich province. It has 95.4 million inhabitants and provides one-eighth of the national GDP. A key development feature of...


Regions Matter

by Collective Oecd (November 24, 2009)

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate...


OECD Territorial Reviews: Trans-border Urban Co-operation in the Pan Yellow Sea Region, 2009

by Collective Oecd (December 01, 2009)

The Pan Yellow Sea Region (PYSR) covers the coasts of Northern China (Bohai Rim), western and southern Korea and south-western Japan (Kyushu). It has been one of the fastest growing economic zones in East Asia...


Community Capacity Building

by Collective Oecd (November 17, 2009)

Community capacity building (CCB) is a fairly new term for an age-old good: enabling people to define their own destinies. This book presents and analyses some of the most interesting recent developments in...


OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Piedmont, Italy 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 08, 2009)

Piedmont is one of the top ten manufacturing regions in Europe and enjoys the highest levels of business investment in R&D in Italy. Birthplace of the most famous Italian automotive company - Fiat – and home...


OECD Territorial Reviews: Chile 2009

by Collective Oecd (July 27, 2009)

Chile has achieved strong economic growth during the last 20 years. Nevertheless, its economy depends on a few resource-based sectors located in a small number of regions. The performance of Chilean regions...


OECD Rural Policy Reviews, Italy 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 05, 2009)

OECD's comprehensive review of rural policy in Italy. On average, rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among the OECD countries, yet unexploited potential remains. This analysis of...


OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: 15 Mexican States 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 16, 2009)

Despite macro-economic stability in recent years, Mexico still suffers from stagnant productivity growth. Mexico’s long-term competitiveness in a global context will require greater public and private action...


OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Spain 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 19, 2009)

The radical transformation that Spanish rural areas have experienced in the past few decades suggest, as it has occurred in many OECD countries, a new approach to rural policy. Spain has recently undertaken...


OECD Territorial Reviews: Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

by Collective Oecd (March 26, 2009)

The Copenhagen metropolitan region accounts for nearly half of Denmark's national output and plays a key role for the country as a whole. Nevertheless, it has witnessed only modest economic growth over the last...


OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China 2009

by Collective Oecd (May 05, 2009)

With more than 700 million residents living in rural areas, China is still a predominantly rural country. But despite substantial improvements in standards of living, the Chinese countryside is largely lagging...


How Regions Grow

by Collective Oecd (June 02, 2009)

Regional differences within OECD countries are often greater than those between countries and much inequality remains. This report explores what generates growth at the regional level. Based on in-depth econometric...