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Urban Studies – Getting an Early Start


City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World
Witold Rybczynski (1995)

Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States
Kenneth T. Jackson (1985)

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Eric Schlosser (2001)

The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition
James Howard Kunstler (2002)

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Erik Larson (2004)


Blade Runner
Ridley Scott (1982)

New York
PBS  (1999)

Gangs of New York
Martin Scorsese (2002)

Chicago - City of the Century
PBS American Experience (2003)


American Planning Association (http://www.planning.org/)
Bring New Orleans Back (http://www.bringneworleansback.org/)
Congress for New Urbanism (http://www.cnu.org/)
Smart Growth America (http://smartgrowthamerica.org)
Transportation Riders United (http://www.detroittransit.org/)
UN Habitat (http://www.unhabitat.org)
United Nations Development Program (http://www.undp.org)
Urban Age (http://www.urban-age.net/)
US Conference of Mayors (http://www.usmayors.org/)

Or … simply browse the images on this website, introducing some of the cities, themes and issues that will be covered in the program ….

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