Bronx Ecology: Blueprint for a New Environmentalism, by Allen Hershkowitz, and Tilting at Mills: Green Dreams, Dirty Dealings, and the Corporate Squeeze, by Lis Harris.
New York City’s garbage wars have been fought over who bears the biggest burden within the five boroughs. But the Pennsylvania towns that are a final resting place for our trash have their own point of view on environmental justice.
The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t, By Alexander Garvin.
A book review of Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950, By Robert M. Fogelson, Yale University Press, $35, 492 pages.
Just recently, there was a growing consensus that a healthy city economy included outer-borough development. On September 11, that idea suddenly became grounds for ridicule.
A book review of How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl, and the Roads Not Taken, by Alex Marshall University of Texas Press, 269 pages, $24.95.
To its Harlem neighbors, P.S. 90 is just another abandoned monstrosity. But a group of community developers believes it holds answers to a pair of the era’s most vexing problems: urban underinvestment and suburban sprawl.