A Burglar's Guide to the City

A Burglar's Guide to the CityEncompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break ins and escapes, A Burglar s Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us You ll never see the city the same way again At the core of A Burglar s Guide to the City is an

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

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public HousingJoining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Sons, and classic works of literary non fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J Anthony Lukas, High Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago s Cabrini Green, America s most iconic

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its SoulESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI VANITY FAIR An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York For

Great City Maps

Great City MapsA beautifully illustrated history of the world s most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world s greatest historical city

Zoning Rules!: The Economics of Land Use Regulation

Zoning Rules!: The Economics of Land Use RegulationOnce dismissed by economists as a paper tiger, municipal zoning is now regarded as a major influence on the development of American cities Zoning Rules explores the behavioral basis as well as the economic effects of local government land use regulation This requires not just an economic model of

The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life

The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American LifeWith cities across the country adding miles of bike lanes and building bike share stations, bicycling is enjoying a new surge of popularity in America It seems that every generation or two, Americans rediscover the freedom of movement, convenience, and relative affordability of the bicycle The