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IDST 2050C Sustaining Quality of Life in the City: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

IDST 2050C Course Readings

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Branson, A. (2008, March 14). The art of urban renewal. Regeneration & Renewal, 11.

Clarke, R. J. (2004, March). Bowling together. OECD Observer, 242, 14–15.

Ehrenhalt, A. (2008). Trading places. New Republic, 239(2), 18–22.

Europe's immigrants: Strangers inside the gates. (1992, February 15). The Economist, 322(7746), 21.

Florida, R. (2005, October). The world in numbers: The world is spiky. The Atlantic Monthly, 296(3), 48–51

Jacobson, M. (2007, May). Dharavi: Mumbai’s shadow city. National Geographic, 211(5), 68–93.

Kotkin, J. (2005). Cities: Places sacred, safe, and busy. The Next American City, (8), 19–22.

Lukensmeyer, C. J. (2007). Large-scale citizen engagement and the rebuilding of New Orleans: A case study. National Civic Review, 96(3), 3–15.

Mainka, A., Fietkiewicz, K., Kosior, A., Pyka, S., & Stock, W. (2013). Maturity and usability of e-government in informational world cities. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Government—ECEG 2013 (pp. 292–300). Reading, Oxfordshire, England: ACPIL.

Mitchell, J. G. (2001). Urban sprawl. National Geographic, 200(1), 48–74.

Parr, J. (2008). Civic infrastructure: A new approach to improving community life. National Civic Review, 97(2), 18–22.

The racial question; Politics in Malaysia. (2012, July 14). The Economist, 404(8793), 33–34.

Schwartz, J. M. (2004). The politics of race. Democratic Left, 32(1), S1.

Sen, R. (2007). Are immigrants and refugees people of color? ColorLines, 10(4), 9–11.

Wagner, T. (2005, March 15). Switzerland remains a world model for safe cities with high quality of life. Sault Star, B8.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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