The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of p

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood

The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don t realize just how threatening it is It means than the arrival of trendy shops, much maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes The very future of American cities as vibran

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences w

Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

An epic and riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster and an anatomy of the politics of austerity that continues to shape the world today n nWhen the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible how could the capital of the f

A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City

A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for 500 and attempts to restore it and his new neighborhood to its original glory in this deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and community out of the fallen A standout Kirkus Reviews, starred review n nDrew Philp, an ideali

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America

A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts n nFor the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been tra

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back to the city movement in his gro

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier

A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity s greatest invention and our best hope for the future America is an urban nation More than two thirds of us live on the 3 percent of land that contains our cities Yet cities get a bad rap they re di