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Saving Troy
Saving Troy (November 2009)
A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City
William B. Patrick - Author
Richard Selzer - Foreword by

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America’s first-responders.

“This is on-the-scene reporting at its best. Bill Patrick has written a suspenseful account of the heroic, often tragic working lives of the firemen of the city of Troy, their comradeship, and their concern for the suffering of the victims. It is as fast-paced as a fire engine racing to put out the flames. Altogether ...(Read More)
 
 
Main Street to Mainframes
Main Street to Mainframes (May 2009)
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Harvey K. Flad - Author
Clyde Griffen - Author

2010 Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award, presented by Dutchess County Historical Society

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

The history of growth, decline, and revitalization in Poughkeepsie, New York, parallels that of many other small northeastern cities. Main Street to Mainframes tells the story of Poughkeepsie&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers, and Schools through Professional Development Schools
Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers, and Schools through Professional Development Schools (April 2009)
Pia Lindquist Wong - Editor
Ronald David Glass - Editor

Provides insights into university partnerships with urban schools.

How can we better educate disadvantaged urban students? Drawing on over five years’ experience in a broad partnership involving twelve urban professional development schools in five districts, a teachers’ union, a comprehensive public university, and several community-based organizations, the contributors to this volume describe how th...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital
Urban Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital (March 2009)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.

This far-reaching and penetrating study sheds new light on the role of the United States in global warming. Shortly after the Second World War, urban development in the United States became an important spur for the global economy, creating demand for products such as automobiles, fur...(Read More)
 
 
Paradigm City
Paradigm City (January 2009)
Space, Culture, and Capitalism in Hong Kong
Janet Ng - Author

Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city.”

Hong Kong is often cast in the role of the paradigmatic “global city,” epitomizing postmodernism and globalization, and representing a vision of a cosmopolitan global and capitalist future. In Paradigm City, Janet Ng takes us past the obses...(Read More)
 
 
City of Rhetoric
City of Rhetoric (November 2008)
Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan America
David Fleming - Author

Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.

Combining a detailed case study of Chicago’s Cabrini Green urban revitalization project with the concerns of modern political philosophy and rhetorical education, David Fleming examines the relationship between public discourse and the built environment in th...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Police Brutality
Race and Police Brutality (November 2008)
Roots of an Urban Dilemma
Malcolm D. Holmes - Author
Brad W. Smith - Author

Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.

What causes police brutality, and why are minority citizens the primary victims? Social scientists often attribute the behavior to poorly managed police departments, bad cops, or the interests of the powerful in controlling minorities perceived as criminal threats. Malcolm...(Read More)
 
 
Global Neighborhoods
Global Neighborhoods (September 2008)
Jewish Quarters in Paris, London, and Berlin
Michel S. Laguerre - Author

Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.

Global Neighborhoods analyzes the organization of everyday life and the social integration of contemporary Jewish neighborhoods in Paris, London, and Berlin. Concentrating on the post-Holocaust era, Michel S. Laguerre explains how each urban diasporic site has followed a different path of development infl...(Read More)

 
 
Sprawl and Politics
Sprawl and Politics (July 2008)
The Inside Story of Smart Growth in Maryland
John W. Frece - Author
Gerrit-Jan Knaap - Foreword by

An account of the origin, enactment, and implementation of Maryland’s Smart Growth land use program begun in 1966.

Sprawl and Politics is a political history of the origin, enactment, and implementation of Maryland’s well-known Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation initiative. It is an insider’s look at the political pressures and decisions made by Parris N. Glendening, the forme...(Read More)
 
 
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Fort Stanwix National Monument (April 2008)
Reconstructing the Past and Partnering for the Future
Joan M. Zenzen - Author

A history of the reconstruction of Fort Stanwix, New York, by the National Park Service.

This book looks at the history of Fort Stanwix and documents how the people of Rome, New York, partnered with the National Park Service to create Fort Stanwix National Monument, a reconstructed log-and-sod Revolutionary War fort located in the center of the city. Initially undertaken as part of Rome’s urban renewal effor...(Read More)
 
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