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

Charlotte Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

"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...

D.A. Oakley - CHOICE

"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."

Brooklyn Before
Photographs, 1971–1983
Before Brooklyn rose to international fame there existed a vibrant borough of neighborhoods rich with connections and traditions. During the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Larry Racioppo, a South Brooklynite with roots three generations deep, recorded Brooklyn on the cusp of being the trendy borough we know today.In Brooklyn Before Racioppo lets...

The One-Way Street of Integration
Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities
Edward G. Goetz
The One-Way Street of Integration examines two contrasting housing policy approaches to achieving racial justice. Integration initiatives and community development efforts have been for decades contrasting means of achieving racial equity through housing policy. Edward G. Goetz doesn’t see the solution to racial injustice as the government...

From Miracle to Mirage
The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960-2015
Myungji Yang
Myungji Yang’s From Miracle to Mirage is a critical account of the trajectory of state-sponsored middle-class formation in Korea in the second half of the twentieth century. Yang’s book offers a compelling story of the reality behind the myth of middle-class formation. Capturing the emergence, reproduction, and fragmentation of the Korean...

Coping with Adversity
Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy
Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, Edward Hill
Coping with Adversity addresses the question of why some metropolitan-area regional economies are resilient in the face of economic shocks and chronic distress while others are not. It is particularly concerned with what public policies make a difference in whether a region is resilient. The authors employ a wide range of techniques to examine...

Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century
Matilda Rabinowitz
Matilda Rabinowitz’s illustrated memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. In Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, Rabinowitz describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social restrictions imposed on women as they sought political and economic equality in the first half...

City of Forests, City of Farms
Sustainability Planning for New York City’s Nature
Lindsay K. Campbell
City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to trees via the MillionTreesNYC...

Cities for Profit
The Real Estate Turn in Asia’s Urban Politics
Gavin Shatkin
Cities for Profit examines the phenomenon of urban real estate megaprojects in Asia—massive, privately built planned urban developments that have captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers, and citizens across the region. These controversial projects, embraced by elites, occasion massive displacement and have extensive social and...

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...

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