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Building a Better ChicagoRace and Community Resistance to Urban Redevelopment

Building a Better Chicago: Race and Community Resistance to Urban Redevelopment

Teresa Irene Gonzales

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479839759
eISBN:
9781479872282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479839759.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Building a Better Chicago explores the complex ecosystem of nonprofits within Chicago and highlights the tensions between formal nonprofits and informal grassroots organizations. As scholars of urban ... More

Concrete CitiesWhy We Need to Build Differently

Concrete Cities: Why We Need to Build Differently

Rob Imrie

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781529220513
eISBN:
9781529220551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529220513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The premise of the book is that building and construction practices are insensitive to the needs of many people, and implicated in the widespread despoliation and degradation of ecological systems ... More

Constructing CommunityUrban Governance, Development, and Inequality in Boston

Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development, and Inequality in Boston

Jeremy R. Levine

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691193649
eISBN:
9780691205885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Who makes decisions that shape the housing, policies, and social programs in urban neighborhoods? Who, in other words, governs? This book offers a rich ethnographic portrait of the individuals who ... More

How to Build a Global CityRecognizing the Symbolic Power of a Global Urban Imagination

How to Build a Global City: Recognizing the Symbolic Power of a Global Urban Imagination

Michele Acuto

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759703
eISBN:
9781501759710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759703.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book considers the rise of a new generation of so-called global cities—Singapore, Sydney, and Dubai—and the power that this concept had in their ascent, in order to analyze the general ... More

The Machinic CityMedia, Performance and Participation

The Machinic City: Media, Performance and Participation

Marcos P. Dias

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526135780
eISBN:
9781526166746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135797
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The machinic city investigates the role of performance art to help us reflect on contemporary urban living, as human and machine agency become increasingly intermingled and digital media is overlaid ... More

Managing Cities at NightA Practitioner Guide to the Urban Governance of the Night-Time Economy

Managing Cities at Night: A Practitioner Guide to the Urban Governance of the Night-Time Economy

Michele Acuto, Andreina Seijas, Jenny McArthur, and Enora Robin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781529218275
eISBN:
9781529218312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529218275.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

As lights come on in the streets and darkness descends on cities, most ‘call it a day’. The night is rarely a popular issue for news headlines, local governments or urban researchers. Yet what in our ... More

The New Urban RuinsVacancy, Urban Politics and International Experiments in the Post-Crisis City

The New Urban Ruins: Vacancy, Urban Politics and International Experiments in the Post-Crisis City

Cian O'Callaghan and Cesare Di Feliciantonio (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447356875
eISBN:
9781447356912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356875.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book provides an innovative lens to consider contemporary urban challenges, taking as its point of departure two overlapping claims. The first is that although the topics of ruins and vacant ... More

When Fracking Comes to TownGovernance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom

When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom

Sabina E. Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili (eds)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760983
eISBN:
9781501761003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760983.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book traces the response of local communities to the shale gas revolution. Rather than cast communities as powerless to respond to oil and gas companies and their landmen, it shows that ... More

Why Travel?Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives

Why Travel?: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives

Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529216363
eISBN:
9781529216400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529216363.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Why travel? What motivations underpin the journeys we make? And how can we make decisions that improve our travel experiences? Arguing that the desire to move is a purpose in itself, this book brings ... More

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