For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences w

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side

Failing schools Underprivileged schools Just plain bad schools That s how Eve L Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and conte

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood

The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don t realize just how threatening it is It means than the arrival of trendy shops, much maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes The very future of American cities as vibran

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

By the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and set abo

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society We are living in a time of deep divisions Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn t seen

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

Mayors Richard M Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a world class city The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion dollar Millennium Park, Michelin rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar archi

The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life

2017 PROSE Award Winner Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher n nIn the vein of Jane Jacobs s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F P Rose a visionary in urban development and renewal champions the role of cities in addressing the

This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live

The average restless American will move 11.7 times in a lifetime For Melody Warnick, it was move 6, from Austin, Texas, to Blacksburg, Virginia, that threatened to unhinge her In the lonely aftermath of unpacking, she wondered Aren t we supposed to put down roots at some point How does where we

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back to the city movement in his gro