Suggested Course Texts:
Urban Studies

Our Suggested Course Texts pages list titles intended for classroom use. For a complete list of our titles in urban studies, go to our general urban studies page.

Architecture

Ephemeral City
Edited by Barrie Scardino, William F. Stern, and Bruce C. Webb

How Cities Work
By Alex Marshall

Imagining the Turkish House
By Carel Bertram

The Los Angeles Plaza
By William David Estrada

Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico
Edited by Edward R. Burian

On the Plaza
By Setha M. Low

Return to the Center
By Lawrence A. Herzog

Education

Community Organizing for Urban School Reform
By Dennis Shirley

School Choice Tradeoffs
By R. Kenneth Godwin and Frank R. Kemerer

Whose School Is It?
By Rhoda H. Halperin

Environmental Studies

How Cities Work
By Alex Marshall

On the Plaza
By Setha M. Low

Rethinking Urban Parks
By Setha Low, Dana Taplin, and Suzanne Scheld

History

And Let the Earth Tremble at Its Centers
By Gonzalo Celorio

Austin, Cleared for Takeoff
By Kenneth B. Ragsdale

The Colonial Spanish-American City
By Jay Kinsbruner

Dallas
By Patricia Evridge Hill

Galveston
By David G. McComb

Imagining the Turkish House
By Carel Bertram

White Metropolis
By Michael Phillips

Public Policy and Planning

Colonias and Public Policy in Texas and Mexico
By Peter M. Ward

Community Organizing for Urban School Reform
By Dennis Shirley

How Cities Work
By Alex Marshall

Invisible City
By John I. Gilderbloom

Rethinking Urban Parks
By Setha Low, Dana Taplin, and Suzanne Scheld

Return to the Center
By Lawrence A. Herzog

Race and Race Relations

Barrio Gangs
By James Diego Vigil

Barrio-Logos
By Raúl Homero Villa

Barrios Norteños
By Dionicio Nodín Valdés

Becoming Neighbors in a Mexican American Community
By Gilda L. Ochoa

East Los Angeles
By Ricardo Romo

From Cuenca to Queens
By Ann Miles

Homegirls in the Public Sphere
By Marie "Keta" Miranda

The Illusion of Inclusion
By Rodolfo Rosales

The Los Angeles Plaza
By William David Estrada

The Projects
By James Diego Vigil

A Rainbow of Gangs
By James Diego Vigil

Rethinking Urban Parks
By Setha Low, Dana Taplin, and Suzanne Scheld

Sugar's Life in the Hood
By Sugar Turner and Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

White Metropolis
By Michael Phillips

Whose School Is It?
By Rhoda H. Halperin

Women and Gender Studies

Homegirls in the Public Sphere
By Marie "Keta" Miranda

Staying Sober in Mexico City
By Stanley Brandes

Streets, Bedrooms, and Patios
By Michael James Higgins and Tanya L. Coen

Sugar's Life in the Hood
By Sugar Turner and Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

Whose School Is It?
By Rhoda H. Halperin

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