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New Orleans Under Reconstruction
New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Written by Carol M. Reese, Michael Sorkin and Anthony Fontenot, Foreword by Mike Davis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781682739
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New Orleans Under Reconstruction

Written by Carol M. Reese, Michael Sorkin and Anthony Fontenot
Foreword by Mike Davis


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $100.00

When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The... Read more >
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New Orleans Under Reconstruction

Written by Carol M. Reese, Michael Sorkin and Anthony Fontenot
Foreword by Mike Davis


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $34.95

When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The... Read more >
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Radical Cities
Radical Cities
Written by Justin McGuirk
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781682807
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Radical Cities
Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture
Written by Justin McGuirk


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $29.95

What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city? 

In RADICAL CITIES, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people... Read more >
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Radical Cities
Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture
Written by Justin McGuirk


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $29.95

What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city? 

In RADICAL CITIES, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people... Read more >
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New Orleans Under Reconstruction
New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Written by Carol M. Reese, Michael Sorkin and Anthony Fontenot, Foreword by Mike Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781682722
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New Orleans Under Reconstruction

Written by Carol M. Reese, Michael Sorkin and Anthony Fontenot
Foreword by Mike Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $49.95

When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The... Read more >
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City Trenches
City Trenches
Written by Ira Katznelson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307833402
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City Trenches

Written by Ira Katznelson


Format: eBook, 289 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $16.99

The urban crisis of the 1960s revived a dormant social activism whose protagonists placed their hoped for radical change and political effectiveness in community action. Ironically, the insurgents chose the local community as their terrain for a political battle that in reality involved a few strictly local issues. They failed to...

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Snob Zones
Snob Zones
Written by Lisa Prevost
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001578
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Snob Zones
Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate
Written by Lisa Prevost


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.95

An exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the Northeast

Winner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time Author Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors

Towns with strict zoning are the best towns, aren't they? They're all about...

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Snob Zones
Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate
Written by Lisa Prevost


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.95

An exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the Northeast

Winner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time Author Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors

Towns with strict zoning are the best towns, aren't they? They're all about...

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Rebel Cities
Rebel Cities
Written by David Harvey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680742
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Rebel Cities
From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who... Read more >
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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
Written by Alan Ehrenhalt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307474377
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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

Written by Alan Ehrenhalt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $16.95

Eye-opening and thoroughly engaging, this is an indispensible look at American urban/suburban society and its future.
 
In The Great Inversion, Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanologists, reveals how the roles of America’s cities and suburbs are changing places—young adults and affluent retirees moving in, while immigrants and the less affluent are...

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Hollow Land
Hollow Land
Written by Eyal Weizman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844678686
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Hollow Land
Israel's Architecture of Occupation
Written by Eyal Weizman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $24.95

From the tunnels of Gaza to the militarized airspace of the Occupied Territories, Eyal Weizman unravels Israel’s mechanisms of control and its transformation of Palestinian towns, villages and roads into an artifice where all natural and built features serve military ends. Weizman traces the development of this strategy, from the influence... Read more >
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Hollow Land
Israel's Architecture of Occupation
Written by Eyal Weizman


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $24.95

In this journey from the deep subterranean spaces of the West Bank and Gaza to their militarized airspace, Eyal Weizman unravels Israel’s mechanisms of control and the transformation of the Occupied Territories into an artifice in which all natural and built features function as the instruments of occupation. Weizman identifies the... Read more >
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Walking Home
Walking Home
Written by Ken Greenberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307358158
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Walking Home
The Life and Lessons of a City Builder
Written by Ken Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $21.00

One of the world's foremost urban designers shares his passion and methods for rejuvenating neglected cities and argues passionately for the importance and possibilities of their renewal.

From a youth spent in the boroughs of New York City and other great cities of the world, to his beginnings as an architect in... Read more >
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We Shall Not Be Moved
We Shall Not Be Moved
Written by Tom Wooten
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807044636
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We Shall Not Be Moved
Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
Written by Tom Wooten


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $25.95

“It was heartbreaking, but we couldn’t give up. I just said, ‘Well, I’ve got to get in and do it.’”—Phil Harris, eight-decade-long resident of Hollygrove
 
As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest... Read more >
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We Shall Not Be Moved
Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
Written by Tom Wooten


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $25.95

As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery in American history, yet they faced a profound leadership vacuum: members of every tier of government, from the municipal to the federal level, had... Read more >
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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
Written by Alan Ehrenhalt
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307957405
Our Price: $12.99
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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

Written by Alan Ehrenhalt


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $12.99

In The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City we travel the nation with Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanists, as he explains how America’s cities are changing, what makes them succeed or fail, and what this means for our future.
Just a couple of decades ago, we...

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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
Written by Alan Ehrenhalt
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307272744
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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

Written by Alan Ehrenhalt


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $26.95

In The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City we travel the nation with Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanists, as he explains how America’s cities are changing, what makes them succeed or fail, and what this means for our future.
Just a couple of decades ago, we...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Rebel Cities
From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
Written by David Harvey


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $16.95

Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian thinking. But at the same time they are also the centers of capital... Read more >
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The Streets Were Paved with Gold
The Streets Were Paved with Gold
Written by Ken Auletta
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307800718
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The Streets Were Paved with Gold

Written by Ken Auletta


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

How - and why - did one of the world's greatest cities come to be teetering on the edge of bankruptcy? Ken Auletta, writer for THE NEW YORKER and columnist for THE DAILY NEWS, shows how the decline of New York City was partly inevitable --- the result of shifting migration... Read more >
A City So Grand
A City So Grand
Written by Stephen Puleo
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001493
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A City So Grand
The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $16.00

Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis from an insulated New England town into one of the world’s great metropolises—one that achieved worldwide prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature, commerce, and transportation.
 
In A City So Grand, Stephen Puleo chronicles this remarkable period in Boston’s... Read more >
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Walking Home
Walking Home
Written by Ken Greenberg
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307358165
Our Price: $13.99
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Walking Home
The Life and Lessons of a City Builder
Written by Ken Greenberg


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $13.99

One of the world's foremost urban designers shares his passion and methods for rejuvenating neglected cities and argues passionately for the importance and possibilities of their renewal.

From a youth spent in the boroughs of New York City and other great cities of the world, to his beginnings as an architect in... Read more >
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A City So Grand
The Rise of an American Metropolis: Boston 1850-1900
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $26.95

Once upon a time, "Boston Town" was an insulated New England township. But the community was destined for greatness. Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis to emerge as one of the world's great metropolises-one that achieved national and international prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature... Read more >
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Distrust American Style
Distrust American Style
Written by Sheila Suess Kennedy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591027089
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Distrust American Style
Diversity and the Crisis of Public Confidence
Written by Sheila Suess Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 251 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $18.99

Political scientists have accumulated a significant amount of data suggesting that over the past decades, Americans have become less trusting of each other, and that as our population’s diversity increases, our trust in our neighbors declines. Social scientists warn us that this erosion of interpersonal social trust has very negative implications... Read more >
Energy Victory
Energy Victory
Written by Robert Zubrin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591027072
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Energy Victory
Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil
Written by Robert Zubrin


Format: Trade Paperback, 357 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $19.99

In this compelling argument for a new direction in US energy policy, world-renowned engineer and best-selling author Robert Zubrin lays out a bold plan for breaking the economic stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on our country and the world. Zubrin presents persuasive evidence that our decades-long relationship with OPEC... Read more >
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Planet of Slums
Planet of Slums
Written by Mike Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844671601
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Planet of Slums

Written by Mike Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2007
Price: $19.95

According to the united nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the garbage hills... Read more >
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