Worth a Look: Books on Cities

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These books will be reviewed:

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Vintage, 1992)

Katz, Bruce and Jennifer Bradley. The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings, 2013)

McGahey, Richard and Jennifer Vey (eds). Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Older Industrial Areas (Brookings, 2008)

Townsend, Anthony. Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia (W. W. Norton, 2013)

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These books were noted with interest.

Barber, Benjanmin. If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities (Yale, 2013)

Campbell, Tim, Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn, and Innovate (Routledge, 2012)

Ehrenhalt, Alan, The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City (Vintage, 2013)

Goldstein, Brett. Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation (Code for America Press, 2013)

Jacobs, Jane. The Economy of Cities (Vintage, 1970)