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Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Savage Inequalities
Children in America's Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 0060974990
An account of the inequity in the American educational system examines the deplorable conditions in which inner-city children are educated
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family
Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Paperback      ISBN: 0743254430
Coming of age in the midst of the Bronx drug trade, nineteen-year-old Jessica, fourteen-year-old Coco, and their lovers experience budding sexuality, teen parenthood, and gang identity, in a social examination of the challenges of family life in the face of violence. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
A Prayer for the City
A Prayer for the City
Paperback      ISBN: 0679744940
In a close-up look at the politics of urban life, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights follows the struggle of Mayor Ed Rendell to confront the many and diverse problems of his troubled city, Philadelphia. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
There Are No Children Here
The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
Paperback      ISBN: 0385265565
A touching, meticulous portrait of two boys growing up in a Chicago housing project reveals how they help each other maintain a shred of innocence among street gangs, gunfire, violence, and drugs. Reprint.
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Whatever It Takes
Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Paperback      ISBN: 0547247966
An intriguing portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, describes his radical new approach to eliminating inner-city poverty, one that proposes to transform the lives of poor children by changing their schools, their families, and their neighborhoods at the same time. Reprint.
Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America
Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0307345890
Argues that homelessness is caused by the lack of low-cost housing, describes the experiences of the homeless, and explains why the current welfare system is inadequate and misdirected. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Continuing City: Urban Morphology in Western Civilization
The Continuing City
Urban Morphology in Western Civilization
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801838010
Urban Structure Matters: Residential Location, Car Dependence And Travel Behaviour
Urban Structure Matters
Residential Location, Car Dependence And Travel Behaviour
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415375746
Going beyond previous investigations into urban land use and travel, Petter Næss presents new research from Denmark on residential location and travel to show how and why urban spatial structures affect people's travel behaviour. In a comprehensive case study of the Copenhagen metropolitan area, Næss combines traditional quantitative travel surveys with qualitative interviews in order to identify the more detailed mechanisms through which urban structure affects travel behaviour. The case study findings are compared with those from other Nordic countries and analyzed and evaluated in the light of relevant theory and literature to provide solid, valuable conclusions for planning sustainable urban development. With a broader range of statistics than previous studies and conclusions of international relevance,Urban Structure Matters provides well-grounded conclusions for how spatial planning of urban areas can be used to reduce car dependence and achieve a more sustainable development of cities.
Skateboard Parks: Design & Development
Skateboard Parks
Design & Development
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764332740
The Path of Modernism: From the World Heritage of Wroclaw to That of Dessau, Architecture 1900-1930
The Path of Modernism
From the World Heritage of Wroclaw to That of Dessau, Architecture 1900-1930
Paperback      ISBN: 3868590153
Text by Gert Kahler.