Book Reviews

New Book Offers Urban Strategies for the COVID-19 Era

Posted July 14, 2020 by

Pandemic Increases Value of Small Actions “Since World War II, a thicket of public-sector regulations and private-sector financial requirements have grown up around neighborhood zoning, parking requirements and rehabilitating older structures. Virtually every aspect of these systems that govern urban
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How Buses and Bicycling Improve Cities

Posted October 22, 2019 by

New Books Highlight Green Transit Strategies From New York City’s 14th Street to San Francisco’s Market Street, cities are finally stopping cars from dominating the urban landscape. But there is much work left to be done.  This makes two new
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A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Fifty years ago this fall, a campus upsurge turned opposition to the Vietnam War into a genuine mass movement. On October 15, 1969, several million students, along with community-based activists, participated in anti-war events under the banner of the “Vietnam
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Can The Military Be Reformed?

Posted April 2, 2019 by

Six Unusual Veterans Ponder Active Duty and Its Aftermath  It happens all the time in small towns and big cities across the country. A young person from a poor or working-class family can’t find a good job or afford to
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