How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood

The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don t realize just how threatening it is It means than the arrival of trendy shops, much maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes The very future of American cities as

Street Smart: A Fifty-Year Mistake Set Right and the Great Urban Revival

Alternate cover for this edition can be found here With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a Gridlock Sam, one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American

The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada In this paradigm shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

In car clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation City officials are rediscovering it as a multi pronged or spoked solution to acute, 21st century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

Mayors Richard M Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a world class city The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion dollar Millennium Park, Michelin rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Sons, and classic works of literary non fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J Anthony Lukas, High Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago s Cabrini Green, America s most iconic

An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians

An Unlikely Union tells the dramatic story of how two of America s largest ethnic groups learned to love and laugh with each other after decades of animosity They came from the poorest parts of Ireland and Italy and met as rivals on the sidewalks of New York Beginning in the nineteenth century,