Category: Urban Communities

Very Recent History : An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City

Very Recent History

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Very Recent History by Choire Sicha is an idiosyncratic and…
Marginal Spaces : Ser Volume 5

Marginal Spaces

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The literature on modernist and postmodernist urban development is abundant,…
Access to Power : Politics and the Urban Poor in Developing Nations

Access to Power

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Joan Nelson elucidates the implications of this rapid growth and…
Mall City : Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption

Mall City

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Hong Kong is the twenty-first-century century paradigmatic capital of consumerism.…
Why Cities Look the Way They Do

Why Cities Look the Way They Do

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We tend to think cities look the way they do…
Rio de Janeiro : Extreme City

Rio de Janeiro

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A book as rich and sprawling as the seductive metropolis…
Blue Skies over Beijing : Economic Growth and the Environment in China

Blue Skies over Beijing

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Over the last thirty years, even as China's economy has…
Between Good and Ghetto : African American Girls and Inner City Violence

Between Good and Ghetto

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With an outward gaze focused on a better future, ""Between…
Radical Technologies : The Design of Everyday Life

Radical Technologies

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Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure…
The Water Will Come : Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

The Water Will Come

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By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be…
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