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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)



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



Activists in City Hall
The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago
Pierre Clavel
In 1983, Boston and Chicago elected progressive mayors with deep roots among community activists. Taking office as the Reagan administration was withdrawing federal aid from local governments, Boston's Raymond Flynn and Chicago's Harold Washington...



After-Images of the City
Criticism on the textual and iconographic construction of the city is extensive, yet the problem of historical change in representations of "the urban" has received little attention. Believing traditional accounts are limited by their reflection of a...



Alone Together
A History of New York's Early Apartments
Elizabeth Collins Cromley
Twentieth-century New York is now famous as the city of "cliff dwellers," but in the second half of the nineteenth century, middle-class apartments in Manhattan were a new—and somewhat suspect—architectural form. Alone Together presents a history of...



American Odyssey
Haitians in New York City
Michel S. Laguerre
Caribbean immigrants have now become part of the social landscape of many American cities. Few studies, however, have treated in detail the process of their integration in American society. American Odyssey assesses the development and adaptation, in...



The Avila of Saint Teresa
Religious Reform in a Sixteenth-Century City
Jodi Bilinkoff



Berlin Coquette
Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890–1933
Jill Suzanne Smith
Smith recovers a surprising array of discussions about extramarital sexuality, women's financial autonomy, and respectability in ate Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany.



Better Must Come
Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities
Matthew D. Marr
Matthew D. Marr compares and reveals how social contexts at various levels shape the experiences of transitional housing programs in Los Angeles and Tokyo.



Beyond the Ruins
The Meanings of Deindustrialization
The immediate impact of deindustrialization—the suffering inflicted upon workers, their families, and their communities—has been widely reported by scholars and journalists. In this important volume, the authors seek to move discussion of America's...



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