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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “No Little Plans”, reviewed by John Walls

No Little Plans : How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure, by Ian Wray, New York, Routledge, 2019 Reviewed by: John Walls, Urban Planner (Retired) Ian Wray’s book is important because it provides a lucid explanation for the global decline of the United States. It also helps explain why current politics are increasingly toxic. The… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “No Little Plans”, reviewed by John Walls

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit”, reviewed by Simone Franzi

International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit, by Youssef Cassis and Dariusz Wojcik (Eds), Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2018. Reviewed by: Simone Franzi Virginia, Polytechnic Institute and State University How was the geography of global finance affected by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)? Cassis and Wojcik’s book, International Financial… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit”, reviewed by Simone Franzi

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia”, reviewed by Kyle T. Evered

The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia, by Natalie Koch. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. Reviewed by: Kyle T. Evered, Michigan State University In her 2018 book The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia, political geographer Natalie Koch confronts today’s spectacle-scapes of monumental urban development… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia”, reviewed by Kyle T. Evered

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans”, reviewed by Rachel Garshick Kleit

After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans, by Lawrence J. Vale, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019. Reviewed by: Rachel Garshick Kleit, Ohio State University HOPE VI takes different forms in cities across America. Lawrence Vale’s After the Projects makes an argument that a complexity of forces creates quite varied redevelopment… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans”, reviewed by Rachel Garshick Kleit

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: The Political Economy of Capital Cities, reviewed by Sabina E. Deitrick

The Political Economy of Capital Cities by Heike Mayer, Fritz Sager, David Kaufmann, and Martin Warland (London and New York, Routledge, 2018) Reviewed by: Sabina E. Deitrick, University of Pittsburgh “Not all capital cities are alike,” Sir Peter Hall began a chapter on capital cities in a 2006 volume by David Gordon. The Political Economy of… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: The Political Economy of Capital Cities, reviewed by Sabina E. Deitrick

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood, reviewed by Jeffrey A. Raffel

Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood, by Johanna Lilius (Singapore, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) Reviewed by: Jeffrey A. Raffel, University of Delaware Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood is written on two levels. First, the book is a study of why middle class parents, despite the image of cities as poor places to raise children, choose to stay in the city of Helsinki, Finland after having children, and how the… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood, reviewed by Jeffrey A. Raffel

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Book Review Preview: City of Segregation

City of Segregation: One Hundred Years of Struggle for Housing in Los Angeles, by Andrea Gibbons (Brooklyn, NY, Verso, 2018) Reviewed by: Tyler Haupert, Columbia University In City of Segregation Andrea Gibbons traces the roles of racial discrimination and white supremacy in producing and maintaining the residential segregation of African Americans in Los Angeles from the… Continue reading Book Review Preview: City of Segregation

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Book Review Preview: Handbook of Gentrification Studies

Handbook of Gentrification Studies, edited by Loretta Lees, with Martin Phillips. (Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018) Reviewed by: Dennis E. Gale, Stanford University Editor Loretta Lees (aided by Martin Phillips) has engaged 32 scholarly interlocutors from multiple disciplines to present an impressive range of planetary perspectives on gentrification. The result is a rabble of… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Handbook of Gentrification Studies

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Book Review Preview: The Roots of Urban Renaissance

The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle Over Harlem, by Brian D. Goldstein. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2017 Reviewed by Dennis E. Gale, Stanford University Novelist Ralph Ellison wrote in the mid-1960s that New York City’s Harlem was “a slum,” and “a ruin,” composed not only of the “spires and crosses of churches,” but,… Continue reading Book Review Preview: The Roots of Urban Renaissance

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Book Review Preview: Creating Cities

Creating Cities/Building Cities by Peter Karl Kresl with Daniele Ietri. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017 By Dennis E. Gale, Stanford University Author Kresl sets out to examine “the ways in which, over time, architecture has been used to define and redefine a city, both visually and functionally, and to enhance its competitiveness.”… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Creating Cities