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  1. Featured Book: The Community Development Reader, 2e

    "This updated anthology is a welcome addition for those who teach community development. It is a thorough and comprehensive treatment of the field that covers questions of practice and theory. A new section on globalization and contributions on sustainability make it the best single source for students of community development."

    —Edward G. Goetz, Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

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  2. Featured Book: Space, Place, and Violence

    James A. Tyner's (Kent State University) Space, Place, and Violence seeks to uncover that which is too apparent: to critically question both violent geographies and the geographies of violence.

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  3. Featured Book: Urban Theory Beyond the West

    Urban Theory Beyond the West contains twenty chapters that raise theoretical issues about cities throughout the world.

  4. Featured Book: Cities and Sexualities

    In Cities and Sexualities, Phil Hubbard uses case studies to demonstrate why sex matters in any understanding of urban life. This book puts queer theory in dialog with spatial theory to explain how the city reproduces normative sexual orders.

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  5. Featured Book: Urban Geography, 4e

    The fourth edition of this textbook features new chapters on urban world and politics, housing and Residential Segregation, and transportation in cities; international case studies; new illustrations and tables; essay questions and project activities; and suggestions for further reading.

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  6. Distributed Urbanism, Book of the Month, December 2011

    Distributed Urbanism: Cities After Google Earth explores the increasingly decentralized systems through which cities are organized and produced, and examines the architectural practices that have emerged as a response

  7. Featured Book: Transitions to Sustainable Development

    New in paperback!

    Transitions to Sustainable Development oultlines the dynamics and governance of long-term change towards sustainable development.

  8. Neo-Bohemia, 2e, Book of the Month, November 2011

    Richard Lloyd's Neo-Bohemia, 2e anticipates key urban trends at the dawn of the twenty-first century, and shedds light on both the nature of contemporary bohemias and the cities that house them.

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  9. Featured Book: Tower and Slab

    Florian Urban's Tower and Slab critically examines the history and social consequences of housing projects throughout the world.

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  10. Understanding Cities, Book of the Month, October 2011

    Alexander Cuthbert (University of New South Wales) builds upon the base of his previous works, Designing Cities and The Form of Cities, in this thought-provoking book.

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