Feminist City: A Field Guide

14 October 2017 | By Leslie Kern | Filed in: urbanism.

Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living justly in an urban world n nWe live in the city of men Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers The urban streets often are

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

07 October 2019 | By Conor Dougherty | Filed in: urbanism.

n A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis n n nSpacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an e

The Municipalists

12 April 2018 | By Seth Fried | Filed in: urbanism.

A novel about an unlikely pair of lonely outsiders one human, one AI on an adventure to save the great American city of Metropolis written by one of the most exciting new voices in fiction Charles Yu n n Named one of the best books of the month by n Library Journal n Debut of the Month , n

A Burglar's Guide to the City

06 September 2019 | By Geoff Manaugh | Filed in: urbanism.

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break ins and escapes, A Burglar s Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us You ll never see the city the same way again n nAt the core of A Burglar s Guide to the City is an u

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

04 January 2019 | By Lauren Elkin | Filed in: urbanism.

Fl neuse flanne euhze , noun, from the French Feminine form of fl neur flanne euhr , an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities n nThat is an imaginary definition n nIf the word fl neur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia then what exactly is a fl neuse n nIn th

Poverty Safari

02 August 2019 | By Darren McGarvey | Filed in: urbanism.

People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard Darren McGarvey, aka Loki gives voice to their feelings and concerns, and the anger that is spilling over Anger he says we will have to get used to, unless things change n nHe invites you to come on a Safari of so

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

20 September 2018 | By Ben Austen | Filed in: urbanism.

Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Sons, and classic works of literary non fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J Anthony Lukas, High Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago s Cabrini Green, America s most iconic pu

The Language of Cities

14 August 2018 | By Deyan Sudjic | Filed in: urbanism.

We live in a world that is now predominantly urban So how do we define the city as it evolves in the 21st century Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of desi

Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

14 October 2018 | By Laurie Winkless | Filed in: urbanism.

Science is secretly at work behind the scenes of major cities of the world and will continue to be so Technological advances in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, electronics, and nanotechnology are proving increasingly important to city life, and the urban world will turn to science to delive

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

04 April 2018 | By Jeremiah Moss | Filed in: urbanism.

ESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI VANITY FAIR n nAn unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York n nFor g

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

25 October 2019 | By Jane Jacobs | Filed in: urbanism.

A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

10 March 2019 | By Jeff Speck | Filed in: urbanism.

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive And he has boiled it down to one key factor walkability The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian friendly urban core But in the typical Ame