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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


Anacker,K.B, Nguyen, M.T., Varady, D.P. (2019) The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning 1st Edition Edited. New York: Routledge


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. 


Christens, B.D. (2019). Community Power and Empowerment  New York: Oxford University Press.



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


Gross, J.S., Gualini E. and Ye, L. (2018), Constructing Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies and Processes of ReScaling in World Metropolises. New York: Routledge.


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. 


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.


Schafran, A. 2018. The Road to Resegregation Northern California and the Failure of Politics Berkeley: University of California Press.


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.


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