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The Battle for Brooklyn: The Abuse of Eminent Domain
Levine, Bruce E.
An article about the documentary Battle for Brooklyn, which chronicles the fight waged by residents and business owners of Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood facing demolition of their property ...
The City and Radical Social Change
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new cit...
The Destruction of Inlet Beach
Roberts, Paul Craig
As Inlet Beach undergoes development to turn the site into a tourist vacation spot and with no support from the county government or develepment laws, the local community is slowly driven away.
The Developers
Lorimer, James
A few decide where we live
Diemer, Ulli
We have to abolish a system whereby a tiny handful with a lot of money can decide how thousands of other people are going to live, how thin their walls are going to be, how much sunshine they'll be ab...
How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980
Sewell, John
By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, high-rise apa...
Up Against City Hall
Sewell, John
John Sewell describes his early life and explains how he accidentally got involved in politics. He tells of his experiences in Trefann Court, and how this opened his eyes to the realities of civic pol...
Why Detroit Needs Justice and CPR: Against The Current vol. 88
Simmons, Charles
If anyone doubts that the modern American City has become the center of all forms of oppression, consider the list of injustices that Detroit residents confront everyday in a city governed by African ...

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Profits: now you see them, now you don't
Diemer, Ulli
A private developer seems to be moving quickly into the non-profit housing field.