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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
The Canadian City
Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art a...
Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life
Goodman, Paul & Percival
Visions of urban life.
Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
Dark Age Ahead
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream
Documentary about the Peak Oil theory and its implications for the America way of life.
Indianapolis' Extortion Dome: Against The Current vol. 135
The Indianapolis Colts’ new Lucas Oil Dome portends to be exorbitant for the taxpayers of Marion County, where Indianapolis is situated. But the cost is genteelly hidden, so the taxpayers are liable t...
Racist housing? How postwar suburban development led to today's inner-city lead poisoning
The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of a vast iceberg of lead contamination afflicting mainly urban black communities. A rigid 'race bar' on postwar suburban housing and mortg...
The Shape of the City: Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning
John Sewell traces in urban planning from pre-Depression garden cities to postwar modernism and a revival of interest in the streetscape grid.
The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
Examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water, and sewage systems, highways and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have ...
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
A history of American English.