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Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment

  • From Boom to Bubbleby Rachel Weber

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the Great Recession, the housing bubble took much of the blame for bringing the American economy to its knees, but commercial real estate also experienced its own boom-and-bust in the same time period. In Chicago, for example, law firms and corporate headquarters abandoned their historic downtown office buildings for the millions of brand-new... more...

  • Making the Missionby Ocean Howell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, residents of the city?s iconic Mission District bucked the city-wide development plan, defiantly announcing that in their neighborhood, they would be calling the shots. Ever since, the Mission has become known as a city within a city, and a place where residents have, over the last century, organized... more...

  • Integrating the Inner Cityby Robert J. Chaskin; Mark L. Joseph

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    For many years Chicago?s looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment?via the Chicago Housing Authority?s Plan for Transformation?has been perhaps the most startling change in the city?s urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing... more...

  • Retrofitting Sprawlby Emily Talen

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    These twelve previously unpublished essays present innovative and practical ideas for addressing the harmful effects of sprawl. Sprawl is not only an ongoing focus of specialized magazines like Dwell; indeed, Time magazine has cited “recycling the suburbs” as the second of “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” While most... more...

  • Global Cities, Local Streetsby Sharon Zukin; Philip Kasinitz; Xiangming Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets from each city ? New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Berlin,... more...

  • The Politics of Urban Waterby Kimberley Kinder

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Fifty years ago, urban waterfronts were industrial, polluted, and diseased. Today, luxury homes and shops line riverbanks, harbors, and lakes across Europe and North America. The visual drama of physical reconstruction makes this transition look swift and decisive, but reimaging water is a slow process, punctuated by small cultural shifts and informal... more...

  • The Politics of Downtown Developmentby Stephen J. McGovern

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    American cities experienced an extraordinary surge in downtown development during the 1970s and 1980s. Pro-growth advocates in urban government and the business community believed that the construction of office buildings, hotels, convention centers, and sports complexes would generate jobs and tax revenue while revitalizing stagnant local economies.... more...

  • New York's New Edgeby David Halle; Elisabeth Tiso

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 27.00

    The story of New York?s west side no longer stars the Sharks and the Jets. Instead it?s a story of urban transformation, cultural shifts, and an expanding contemporary art scene.  The Chelsea Gallery District has become New York?s most dominant neighborhood for contemporary art, and the streets of the west side are filled with gallery owners,... more...

  • Upscaling Downtownby Richard E. Ocejo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.10

    Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City's downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts... more...

  • The Urban Masterplanning Handbookby Eric Firley; Katharina Groen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 69.33

    A highly illustrated reference tool, this handbook provides comparative visual analysis of major urban extensions and masterplans around the world. It places an important new emphasis on the processes and structures that influence urban form, highlighting the significant impact that public or private landownership, management and funding might have... more...