Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

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Poverty Safari

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The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

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The Municipalists

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A Burglar's Guide to the City

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Ballpark: Baseball in the American City

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The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

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High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

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Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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