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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

Anthony, C. (2017) The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race New York: New Village Press.


Anacker, K.A., Andrew T. Carswell, A.T., Kirby, S.D. and Tremblay, K.R. (eds.). (2018). Introduction to Housing Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Beauregard, R. (2018). Cities in the Urban Age: A Dissent Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 


Derr, V., Chawla, L. and Mintzer, M. (2018). Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable CommunitiesNew York: New Village Press.


Eddo-Lodge, R. (2017). Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.


Ferman, B. ed. (2017). The fight for America's schools: Grassroots organizing in education Cambridge: Harvard Education Press.


Hollander, J. (2017). An Ordinary City: Planning for Growth and Decline in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Palgrave/Springer.  


McKeever, S.A. (2018) Professor Galindez: Disappearing from Earth: Governments, Complicity, and How a Kidnapping in the Midst of American Democracy Went Unsolved New York: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


Molina, E.T. (2017) Housing America: Issues and Debates New York: Routledge.


Nevarez, J. (2018) Governing Disaster in Urban Environments Climate Change Preparation and Adaption after Hurricane Sandy Lanham: Lexington Books.


Nickels, A.E. and Rivera, J.D. (2018). Community development and public administration theory: Promoting democratic principles to improve communities. New York: Routledge.


Ramasubramanian, L andAlbrecht, J. (2018). Essential Methods for Planning Practitioners: Skills and Techniques for Data Analysis, Visualization, and Communication. New York: Springer. 


Sanchez, Thomas W. 2018. Planning Knowledge and Research, New York, NY: Routledge.


Squires, G.D. and Kirsch, L. (2017). Meltdown The Financial Crisis, Consumer Protection, and the Road Forward. New York: Praeger.


Squires, G.D., ed. (2018). The Fight for Fair Housing: Causes, Consequences, and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act. New York: Routledge.


Stokols, D. (2018). Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World. New York: Elsevier.


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

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