Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle

The Language of Cities

The Language of Cities 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

Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles

Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles In Sidewalking, David L Ulin offers a compelling inquiry into the evolving landscape of Los Angeles Part personal narrative, part investigation of the city as both idea and environment, Sidewalking is many things a discussion of Los Angeles as urban space, a history of the city s built environmen

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution n An empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, livable streets nAs New York City s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world s g

Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities Inspired by the surreal accounts of the explorer and man of a million lies Marco Polo, Imaginary Cities charts the metropolis and the imagination, and the symbiosis therein A work of creative nonfiction, the book roams through space, time and possibility, mapping cities of sound, melancholia and

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities 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

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st century America