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Organizing, Advocacy, Politics

Articles/papers


Books

 


Land Use, Zoning, Planning

Articles


Peer-reviewed research 

 

 

Books

Resource Guides

Housing

Articles/papers

Peer-reviewed research 


Books

 

Urbanism

Articles/papers

Books

  • Alexander, Christopher. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (1977).
     
  • Calthorpe, Peter. The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream. (1993).
     
  • Glaeser, Edward, The Triumph of the City (2011). 
     
  • Goodman, Robert. After the Planners (1973).
     
  • Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961).
  • Lydon, Mike. Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change (2015). 
     
  • Montgomery, Charles. Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (2014). 
     
  • Moretti, Enrico. The New Geography of Jobs. (2012). 
     
  • Mumford, Lewis.The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects (1961). 
     
  • Sennett, Richard, ed. Classic Essays on the Culture of Cities (1969).
     
  • Smith, Neil. The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City (1996).
     
  • Speck, Jeff. Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.

Resource Guides / Bibliographies

San Francisco / Bay Area history and issues

Articles/papers

Books

  • Bagwell, Beth. Oakland The Story of a City (1982; 2nd edition 2012). 
     
  • Brechin, Gray. Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin (2001). 
     
  • DeLeon, Richard. Left coast city: progressive politics in San Francisco, 1975-1991 (1992).
     
  • Hartman, Chester. City for Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco (2002). 
     
  • Margolin, Malcolm. The Ohlone Way: Indian life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area.(1978; Berkeley: Heyday Books; 25th Anniversary Ed. with a new Afterword, 2002).
  • Polledri, Paolo. Visionary San Francisco (1990).
     
  • Self, Robert O. American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland. (Princeton University Press, 2003). 


Homelessness

Articles/papers

Books

  • Anderson, Nels. The Hobo.
     
  • Blau, Joel. The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States.
     
  • Feldman, Leonard C. Citizens without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion. (Cornell University Press, 2006). 
     
  • Heben, Andrew. Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages.
     
  • Gowan, Teresa. Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco. (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). 
     
  • Hailey, Charlie. Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space. (MIT Press, 2009).
     
  • ____ . Campsite: Architectures of Duration and Place. 2008.
     
  • Hopper, Kim. Reckoning With Homelessness. (Cornell University Press, 2002).   
       
  • Katz. The Undeserving Poor (1st edition 1989). 
     
  • Kerouac, Jack. "The Hobo in America", in Lonesome Traveller
     
  • Kusmer, Kenneth L.. Down and Out, on the Road: The Homeless in American History. Oxford University Press, 2001.  
     
  • London, Jack. The Road (1903). 
     
  • Okin, Robert L. Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street.
     
  • Piven, Francis. Regulating the Poor.
     
  • Rossi, Peter R. Down and Out in America. 1993.
     
  • Willse, Craig. The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States. (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). 

 

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