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Book List (published 2016)

This area of the Cyberhood includes books that may be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners working in communities of color and poor central city neighborhoods. New books published in the current calendar year and forthcoming books are featured on this link. 


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Featured Books


Angotti, T and Morse, S. Eds. (2016). Zoned Out: Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City. UR Books.


Barr, J.M. (2016). Building the skyline: The birth and growth of Manhattan's skyeline. New York: Oxford University Press.


Casey, John (2016), The Nonprofit World: Civil Society and the Rise of the Nonprofit Sector. Kumarian Press, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder CO. 



Edelenbos, J. and van Meerkerk, I. (2016). Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance Self-organization and Participation in Public Governance Cheltenham, UK:Edward Elgar.

Gould, K.A. and Lewis, T.L. (2016).  Green Gentrification: Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice. New York: Routledge.


Guadalupe Garcia. Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016). 


Krase, J. and DeSena, J.N. 2016. Race, Class, and Gentrification in Brooklyn: A View from the Street. Lexington Books.



McGovern, S.J. (2016) Urban Politics: A Reader. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.


Seligman, A. 2016. CHICAGO'S BLOCK CLUBS: HOW NEIGHBORS SHAPE THE CITY. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Silverman, R.M., Patterson, K.L., Yin, L., Ranahan, M. and Wu, L. (2016) Affordable Housing in Us Shrinking Cities: From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?Bristol, UK: Policy Press.


Taylor, K-Y. (2016) From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Weaver, R., Bagchi-Sen, S. Knight, J. and Fraizer, A.E. (2017). Shrinking Cities: Understanding urban decline in the United States. New York: Routledge.

Weaver, T. (2016) Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

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