Fall Faculty Book Highlights

September 17, 2013 – A number of our faculty are eager to share their recent and upcoming book releases. These books cover a variety of topics ranging from affordable housing policy in Mount Laurel, New Jersey to urban development in modern India to accountability technologies and data-driven urbanism.

Here are details on the latest books authored and / or co-authored by our faculty:

Contesting the Indian CityProfessor Gavin Shatkin
Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics of Local
November 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

Contesting the Indian City features a collection of cutting-edge empirical studies that offer insights into issues of politics, equity, and space relating to urban development in modern India.


Decoding the City

Professor Dietmar Offenhuber
Die Stadt Entschlüsseln: Wie Echtzeitdaten Den Urbanismus Verändern (Bauwelt Fundamente)
Upcoming 2013

Die Stadt Entschlüsseln is an edited volume on data-driven urbanism and will be published in German in the prestigious Swiss architecture theory series “Bauwelt Fundamente.”


Accountability Technologies

Professor Dietmar Offenhuber
Accountability Technologies – Tools for Asking Hard Questions
August 2013

This book takes a close look at accountability technologies initiatives that have succeeded in making an impact on the reality of the city, as well as the motivations, strategies and tactics of the people who create and use these technologies.


Climbing Mt LaurelProfessor Len Albright
Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb
July 2013, Princeton University Press

Climbing Mount Laurel undertakes a systematic evaluation of the Ethel Lawrence Homes–a housing development produced as a result of the Mount Laurel decision — and assesses the consequences for the surrounding neighborhoods and their inhabitants, the township of Mount Laurel, and the residents of the Ethel Lawrence Homes.

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