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From the Ground Up draws from the thorough research of many authors in their books, reports, and articles—we have also included videos of the projects featured in the book. These are a few selected resources that provide insight into the groundbreaking work on climate change happening in the United States today.


Part 1:

Reclaim the Streets

  • Patrick Sharkey, Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2018).
  • Eric Klinenberg, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002).
  • Evan Friss, The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015)
  • Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution (New York: Penguin Books, 2017)
  • Steven Higashide, Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit, (Washington: Island Press, 2019)

Part 2:

Tear Up the Concrete

  • P.E. Moskowitz, How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood (New York: PublicAffairs, 2017)
  • Robert C. Brears, Blue and Green Cities: The Role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Managing Urban Water Resources (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Part 3:

Plant the City

  • Jill Jonnes, Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape (New York: Penguin Random House, 2017)
  • Sonja Dümpelmann, Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019)
  • Marisela B. Gomez, Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013)
  • Eric Klinenberg, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (New York: Crown, 2018)

Part 4:

Adapt the Shoreline

  • Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (New York: Liveright, 2017)
  • Elizabeth Rush, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2018)