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Urban Environmental Education Review
Urban Environmental Education Review explores how environmental education can contribute to urban sustainability.


"Urban Environmental Education Review is a fantastic and unprecedented addition to the literature on environmental education. I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the editors in including authors with many different disciplinary lenses on the field, from a wide geographic range (including within, not just between chapters), and who represent a mix of august, experienced, mid-career, and some new-to-the-field researchers. The chapter topics are logical and provide a nice flow to the... cont'd



Public Housing Myths
Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Popular opinion holds that public housing is a failure. Over the past decade, however, historians and social scientists have quietly exploded the common wisdom about public housing. This volume provides an updated, panoramic view of public housing.


"Addressing and debunking 11 widely held assumptions about public housing and why it "failed," this much-needed book largely discredits the policy rhetoric concerning the problematic stereotypes associated with public housing. . . . The book adeptly points out that to blame public housing on the persistence of crime, poverty, and other social problems is simply not accurate."—D.A. Oakley, CHOICE (January 2016)



Coping with Adversity
Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy
Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, Edward Hill



Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century
Matilda Rabinowitz



City of Forests, City of Farms
Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature
Lindsay K. Campbell



Cities for Profit
The Real Estate Turn in Asia’s Urban Politics
Gavin Shatkin



Unions and the City
Negotiating Urban Change
Unions and the City serves as a road map toward both a stronger labor movement and a socially just urbanism. Focusing on four key economic sectors (film, hospitality, green energy, and child care), this book reveals that unions can exert a surprising level of influence in various aspects of urban policymaking.



The City Is the Factory
New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age
Urban public spaces, from the streets and squares of Buenos Aires to Zuccotti Park in New York City, have become the emblematic sites of contentious politics. The contributors to The City Is the Factory argue, this resurgent politics of the square is itself part of a broader shift in the primary locations and targets of popular protest.



A Moral Technology
Electrification as Political Ritual in New Delhi
Leo Coleman
In A Moral Technology, the grids and wires of an urban public utility are revealed to be not only material goods but also objects of intense moral concern. Leo Coleman offers a distinctive anthropological approach to electrification in New Delhi as more than just an economic or industrial process.



Whose Detroit?
Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City
Heather Ann Thompson
Heather Ann Thompson focuses in detail on the struggles of Motor City residents during the 1960s and early 1970s and finds that conflict continued to plague the inner city and its workplaces even after Great Society liberals committed themselves to improving conditions.



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