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Urban Development
 

Social innovations that improve the health of cities

 

If_Mayors_Ruled_the_World

If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

By Benjamin R. Barber | Reviewed By Milton Friesen

Urban leaders offer a model for tackling big global problems that nation-states are failing to address.

 
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A Country of Cities

By Vishaan Chakrabarti | Reviewed By Carol Coletta

Investment in "hyperdense" cities is, according to one writer, the key to solving many problems that afflict US society.

 

The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

By Alan Ehrenhalt | Reviewed By Robert J. Sampson

The vast majority of neighborhoods in American cities do not "trade places." Instead, concentrated poverty and its opposite, concentrated affluence, are surprisingly persistent.

 
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The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time

By David Sloan Wilson | Reviewed By Xavier de Souza Briggs

In his latest book, David Sloan Wilson argues that evolutionary theory should be used to illuminate and tackle urban problems.

 
KaBOOM! How One
Man Built a Movement
to Save Play
Darell Hammond

KaBOOM! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play

By Darell Hammond | Reviewed By Paul Connolly

KaBOOM! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play by Darell Hammond

 
CLIMATOPOLIS:
How Our Cities
Will Thrive in the
Hotter Future
Matthew E. Kahn

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

By Matthew E. Kahn | Reviewed By James L. Sweeney

CLIMATOPOLIS: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future by Matthew E. Kahn

 
WHOLE EARTH
DISCIPLINE:
An Ecopragmatist
Manifesto
Stewart Brand

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

By Stewart Brand | Reviewed By Denis Hayes

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand

 

Review: Random Family

By | Reviewed By Anitra Lynn Waller

Waller offers an intimate exposé of crime and drugs in the inner city.

 

Review: Civic Revolutionaries

By | Reviewed By Dawn Ibis

Cross-sector collaboration is the key to community revitalization.