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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.
The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream
The Next American Metropolis
Ecology, Community, and the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 1878271687
Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies.
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.
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
Gang Leader for a Day
A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
Paperback      ISBN: 014311493x
Recounts the full story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced in the work Freakonomics, in a firsthand account that describes the author's grad student idealism, his friendship with gang leader JT, and his seven-year witness to the organization's complex crack-selling trade. Reprint.
In the Chinese City: Perspectives on the Transmutations of an Empire
In the Chinese City
Perspectives on the Transmutations of an Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 8496954498
Streamlined: A Metaphor for Progress : The Esthetics of Minimized Drag
Streamlined
A Metaphor for Progress : The Esthetics of Minimized Drag
Paperback      ISBN: 3906700712
Visualizing Density
Visualizing Density
Paperback      ISBN: 1558441719
Miami
Miami
Paperback      ISBN: 0679781803
It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder rate is fueled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent, and an undeclared war on the island ninety miles to the south. As Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.
Planet of Slums
Planet of Slums
Paperback      ISBN: 1844671607
A celebrated urban historian's bestselling account of the global explosion of slums.
Pedal Power: The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life
Pedal Power
The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1594514631
This book examines the surging national interest in bike-friendly public policies and argues that this growth is likely to escalate. Currents in U.S. culture that have supported the dominance of the car are edging toward exhaustion. At the same time, other factors including congestion, contentious and unreliable energy resources, rising pollution, and global warming support the expansion of the bike's use. A surprising array of political organizations, visionary politicians, and colorful individuals powers this movement.