This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live

The average restless American will move 11.7 times in a lifetime For Melody Warnick, it was move 6, from Austin, Texas, to Blacksburg, Virginia, that threatened to unhinge her In the lonely aftermath of unpacking, she wondered Aren t we supposed to put down roots at some point How does where we

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

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society We are living in a time of deep divisions Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn t seen

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

Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

There has been a revolution in urban transportation over the past five years set off by start ups across the US and internationally Sleek, legible mobility platforms are connecting people to cars, trains, buses, and bikes as never before, opening up a range of new transportation options while

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

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

Fl neuse flanne euhze , noun, from the French Feminine form of fl neur flanne euhr , an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities That is an imaginary definition If the word fl neur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia then what exactly is a fl neuse In this

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