National Book Month: Housing & Community Development Staff Favorites

Oct 11, 2017

Housing & Community Development Staff Favorites

In recognition of National Book Month and the many reading related events celebrated in October, members of Econometrica’s Housing and Community Development Group put together a short list of some of their favorite reads related to their sector. Check these recommendations out below and let us know your favorites!

Frankie Clogston’s favorites include two city-focused books:

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs.
  • City Limits, by Paul E. Peterson.

Bethany Hase enjoyed:

  • Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It, by Richard Reeves.
  • Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future, by Thomas M. Shapiro.

Magdalene Skretta has these neighborhood vantage books shelved:

  • There Goes the ’Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up, by Lance Freeman.
  • Neighborhoods and Health, by Ichiro Kwachi and Lisa F. Berkman.
  • Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, by Mindy Fullilove.

Doray Sitko has found these to be stimulating reads:

  • The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited, by Richard Florida.
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond.
  • The Baltimore Rowhouse, by Charles Belfoure and Mary Ellen Hayward.

Jennifer Stoloff’s favorites include several urban sociology and ethnography books including timeless essays from the 1960s:

  • Tally’s Corner, by Elliot Liebow.
  • Classic Essays on the Culture of Cities, Richard Sennett, ed.
  • The Urban Villagers, by Herbert Gans.
  • The Social Order of the Slum, by Gerald Suttles.

 

In recognition of National Book Month and the many reading related events celebrated in October, members of Econometrica’s Housing and Community Development Group put together a short list of some of their favorite reads related to their sector.

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