Below you will find links to readings that were either omitted because they are easily accessible on the web (because they are in the public domain) or because they were published after Philosophy and the City: Classic to Contemporary Writings went to press. Authors: if you are interested in including a link to your essay here, please contact me.
For a collection of readings written by a group in New York envisioning what post-Bloomburg NYC might look like: http://www.21cforall.org
On crime, urban poverty, and urban housing projects: Hanna Rosin published an article. "American Murder Mystery," in The Atlantic, where she reports the views of University of Memphis criminologist Richard Janikowski, who argues that the cause of the rise of violent crime in Memphis is the demolition of urban housing projects in favor of housing 8 certificates.
A debate on the issue (featuring, among others, Hanna Rosin) is available for listening on NPR.
This debate raises important questions about social justice, fair housing policies, urban identity, and racism.
The Cyberhood: The Cyberhood is sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) and the Center for Urban Studies at the University at Buffalo. The Cyberhood's mission is to encourage critical thinking about the the plight of communities of color, conditions in the inner city, and the problems of low-wage white workers. The website's goal is to connect students, scholars, practitioners, and activists from across the racial and class divide in order to build meaningful relationships. The building of such connections, we believe, will strengthen the struggle to understand and transform inner cities and the metropolitan regions of which they are a part.
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