BOOK Brent D. Ryan, Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

Brent D. Ryan, Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14995.html Almost fifty years ago, America’s industrial cities – Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, and others – began shedding people and jobs. Today they are littered with tens of thousands of abandoned houses, shuttered factories, and vacant lots. With […]

BOOK Christoph Brumann and Evelyn Schulz (Eds.), Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives, London: Routledge, 2012.

Christoph Brumann and Evelyn Schulz (Eds.), _Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives_, London: Routledge, 2012. http://www.routledge.com/books/detail/9780415695459 This volume explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this […]

REVIEW: Fabienne Chevallier “Le Paris moderne: Histoire des politiques d’hygiène, 1855-1898”

Fabienne Chevallier. _Le Paris moderne: Histoire des politiques d’hygiène, 1855-1898_. Rennes Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2010. Illustrations. 410 pp. EUR 22.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-7535-1023-4. Reviewed by Peter S. Soppelsa (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Urban (February, 2012) Commissioned by Alexander Vari Hygiene and the Modernization of Paris

REVIEW: Susan Gilson Miller, Mauro Bertagnin, eds. “The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City”

Susan Gilson Miller, Mauro Bertagnin, eds. _The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City_. Aga Khan Program Book Series. Cambridge Harvard University Press, 2010. Illustrations. 227 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-934510-06-3. Reviewed by Craig Larkin (Department of Politics) Published on H-Urban (February, 2012) Commissioned by Colette Apelian A Cosmopolitanism Reimagined

CALLL FOR BOOK REVIEW: Journal “Planning Perspectives”

As book review editor-in-chief for the journal _Planning Perspectives_ I am looking for reviewers for the following books: Friedman, Avi, _Town and Terraced Housing_ (Routledge, 2012) Hardy, Dennis, _From New Towns to Green Politics Campaigning for Town and Country Planning, 1946-1990_ (re-edition, Taylor and Francis, 2011) Abbott, John, _Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Development in […]

CfA BOOK: Walking in the City: Quotidian Mobility and Ethnographic Method

Walking in the City: Quotidian Mobility and Ethnographic Method Edited by Timothy Shortell, Ph.D., and Evrick Brown, Ph.D. Department of Sociology, Brooklyn College CUNY Deadline: 1 April, 2012 Local politicians, protesters, busy commuters, tourists, flaneurs, urban ethnographers. These social actors and many more work the city streets as an essential part of their quotidian routines. […]