Feminist City: A Field Guide

Feminist City: A Field GuideFeminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living justly in an urban world n nWe live in the city of men Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers The urban streets often are

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in American A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis n n nSpacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an e

The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era

The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New EraAmerica s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present It s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources solar, wind, and other alternatives t

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class MetropolisAward winning journalist Sam Anderson s long awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny n nOklahoma City was born from chaos It was founded in a bizarre but momentous Land Run in 1889, when thousands of people l

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American SegregationMayors 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 archi

The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the WorldAt a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today a bracing, optimistic vision of America s future from one of our most experienced and original political min

Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs

Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane JacobsA career spanning selection of previously uncollected writings and talks by the legendary author and activist n nNo one did to change how we look at cities than Jane Jacobs, the visionary urbanist and economic thinker whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities started a global co

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American CitiesA direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a TimeJeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive And he has boiled it down to one key factor walkability The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian friendly urban core But in the typical Ame

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