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Overlooking the Border

Narratives of a Divided Jerusalem

Dana Hercbergs

An ethnographic tapestry of personal and institutional narratives about Jerusalem’s social history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341087
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344927
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341094

Roads to Prosperity

Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities

Gary Sands and Laura A. Reese

Explores popular economic development strategies in midsize Canadian urban areas.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343593
Hardback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344415
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343609

The Detroit Riot of 1967

Hubert G. Locke

Eyewitness account of the civil disorder in Detroit in the summer of 1967.

Paperback
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343777
eBOOK
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343784
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Detroit 1967

Origins, Impacts, Legacies

Edited by Joel Stone
With a Foreword by Thomas J. Sugrue

Examines relationships between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.

Hardback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043

Mapping Detroit

Land, Community, and Shaping a City

Edited by June Manning Thomas and Henco Bekkering

Illustrates and analyzes Detroit’s dramatic physical transformation in a balanced mix of text and maps.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340264
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340271

Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities

Resisting a Dangerous Order

Shawna Ferris

De-stigmatization of sex work encourages efforts toward legal changes to create safe communities for all.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9781772120059
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Reveal Your Detroit

An Intimate Look at a Great American City

A Community Engagement Project Led by the Detroit Institute of Arts
Bradford Frost

Presents photos from a unique community exhibit sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339633
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339640

Redevelopment and Race

Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit

June Manning Thomas

A history of how racial disunity and industrial decline handicapped post-World War II urban planning initiatives in Detroit.

Paperback
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339077
eBOOK
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339084
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Revolution Detroit

Strategies for Urban Reinvention

John Gallagher

A practical guide to what's working in urban reinvention with examples drawn from Detroit and other cities.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338711
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338575
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Reimagining Detroit

Opportunities for Redefining an American City

John Gallagher

Suggests ways for Detroit to become a smaller but better city in the twenty first century and proposes productive uses for the city’s vacant spaces.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814334690
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814336052
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Connecting the Dots

Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project

A collection of varied reflections on the Heidelberg Project, a Detroit art installation that has garnered international acclaim and has been the focus of local controversy.

Hardback
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814333204

Dreaming Suburbia

Detroit and the Production of Postwar Space and Culture

Amy Maria Kenyon

A multifaceted cultural study of suburbanization in the United States, and Detroit in particular, during the postwar suburban boom.

Paperback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814332283
eBOOK
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814339138

Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policies

Edited by Laura A. Reese and David Fasenfest

This ground-breaking text offers alternative models for critical evaluation of the values behind and the success of local-level economic development policies.

Hardback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814329009

Community-Based Organizations

The Intersection of Social Capital and Local Context in Contemporary Urban Society

Edited by Robert Mark Silverman

A critical examination of the social capital debate, which establishes a foundation for progressive reform in community development practice and local government.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814331576

Churches and Urban Government in Detroit and New York, 1895-1994

Henry J. Pratt
Preface by Ronald Brown

This groundbreaking study analyzes the relationship between the two powerful forces—church organizations and urban politics—within New York City and Detroit during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814331729
eBOOK
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814336687

Civic Culture and Urban Change

Governing Dallas

Royce Hanson

A study of how civic culture shaped policy responses to the demographic and economic transformations of Dallas, Texas.

Hardback
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814330807
eBOOK
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814337479

When Corporations Leave Town

The Costs and Benefits of Metropolitan Job Sprawl

Joseph Persky and Wim Wiewel

When Corporations Leave Town presents new and challenging arguments and solutions surrounding the current political debates about deconcentration.

Paperback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329085
Hardback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329078

The Politics of Black Empowerment

The Transformation of Black Activism in Urban America

James Jennings

The Politics of Black Empowerment uses the experiences of grassroots activists to develop various conceptualizations and explanations of Black political behavior today.

Paperback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814323182
Hardback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814323175
eBOOK
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814336618