Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

A tour of the world s hidden geographies from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains todayAt a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

What if Atlantis wasn t a myth but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels and higher and higher tides pushing water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our

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

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 Drew Philp, an

The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life

2017 PROSE Award Winner Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher In the vein of Jane Jacobs s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F P Rose a visionary in urban development and renewal champions the role of cities in addressing the

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

Mayors 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

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

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