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Where the River Burned
Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland
David Stradling, Richard Stradling
In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the administration of Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city.



From Flux to Frame
Designing Infrastructure and Shaping Urbanization in Belgium
Maarten Van Acker
Bridging the gap between urban planning and transport history, this book investigates the spatial impact of highways, motorways, canals, tramways, and railways on the surrounding landscape.



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.



Zoned in the USA
The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation
Sonia A. Hirt
Sonia A. Hirt argues that zoning laws are among the important but understudied reasons for the cross-continental differences between Europe and the United States



Crossing Broadway
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Robert W. Snyder
Robert W. Snyder tells how the story of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, from the the 1930s to the present.



From the Outside In
Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia
Carolyn T. Adams
Carolyn T. Adams addresses the role of suburban elites in setting development agendas for urban municipalities and their larger metropolitan regions. She shows how major nongovernmental, nonmarket institutions are taking responsibility for reshaping Philadelphia.



Kinshasa
Tales of the Invisible City
Filip De Boeck
In this internationally acclaimed book, anthropologist Filip De Boeck and photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart provide a history not only of the physical and visible urban reality that Kinshasa presents today but also of a second, invisible city as it exists in the mind and imagination of its inhabitants.



The Government Next Door
Neighborhood Politics in Urban China
Luigi Tomba
Luigi Tomba investigates how the goals of a government consolidated in a distant authority materialize in Chinese urban communities and citizens' everyday lives.



Black Vienna
The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918–1938
Janek Wasserman
Janek Wasserman traces intellectual, social, and political developments in the Austrian First Republic while highlighting intellectuals' participation in the growing worldwide conflict between socialism, conservatism, and fascism.



Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization
Lessons from Empowerment Zones
Michael J. Rich, Robert P. Stoker
Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker confront the puzzle of why the outcomes achieved by the original Empowerment Zones varied so widely.



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