Urban Studies


The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
Betonoza. Jak się niszczy polskie miasta
Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side
Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between
Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America
Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention
Set The Night On Fire: L.A. in the Sixties
Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State
Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution
Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing
Feminist City: A Field Guide
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
The Image of the City
Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Planet of Slums
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Cities for People
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape

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John Rennie Short
Three requirements are needed to achieve a compassionate city: a realization of the seriousness of the problems that people face; an appreciation that these are not self-inflicted; and the ability to imagine ourselves in the lives of others. The problems of rising inequality are serious. And while cultures of poverty do occur, they are responses to poverty, not the cause. It is the third requirement that prompts an imaginative creativity, a moral economy not just a market economy and a more expa ...more
John Rennie Short