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City Planning & Urban Development

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    Strong Towns

    A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

    Narrated by Matthew Boston ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 26 min

    Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity is a book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States. Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he cofounded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Swamp Peddlers

    How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream

    by Jason Vuic ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 35 min

    Florida has long beckoned retirees seeking to spend their golden years in the sun, but, for many, the American dream of owning a home there was financially impossible. That changed in the 1950s, when the so-called "installment land sales industry" appeared out of nowhere to hawk billions of dollars of Florida residential property, sight unseen, to retiring northerners. For only $10 down and $10 a ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nachruf auf mich selbst. - Die Kultur des Aufhörens (Ungekürzt)

    by Harald Welzer ...
    Narrated by Harald Welzer ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 10 min

    Bestseller-Autor Harald Welzer stellt fest, dass unsere Kultur kein Konzept vom Aufhören hat. Deshalb baut sie Autobahnen und Flughäfen für Zukünfte, in denen es keine Autos und Flughäfen mehr geben wird. Und sie versucht, unsere Zukunftsprobleme durch Optimierung zu lösen, obwohl ein optimiertes Falsches immer noch falsch ist. Damit verbaut sie viele Möglichkeiten, das Leben durch Weglassen und ... Read more

    $40.32 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Localism

    How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism

    Narrated by Tristan Morris ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 49 min

    In their new book, The New Localism, urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges. Power is shifting in the world: downward from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities; horizontally from the public sector to networks of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    City on a Hill

    Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present

    by Alex Krieger ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 3 min

    The first European settlers saw America as a paradise regained. The continent seemed to offer a God-given opportunity to start again and build the perfect community. Those messianic days are gone. But as Alex Krieger argues in City on a Hill, any attempt at deep understanding of how the country has developed must recognize the persistent and dramatic consequences of utopian dreaming. Even as ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Separate and Unequal

    The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism

    Narrated by Ryan Vincent Anderson ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 19 min

    From a New York Times bestselling author, the definitive history of the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped American debates about race and inequalityIn Separate and Unequal, New York Times bestselling historian Steven M. Gillon offers a revelatory new history of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders -- popularly known as the Kerner Commission. Convened by ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Extreme Cities

    The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

    by Ashley Dawson ...
    Narrated by L.J. Ganser ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 20 min

    How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Saving America's Cities

    Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 23 min

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize In twenty-first-century America, some cities are flourishing and others are struggling, but they all must contend with deteriorating infrastructure, economic inequality, and unaffordable housing. Cities have limited tools to address these problems, and many must rely on the private market to support the public good. It wasn't always this way. For almost three decades ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Town Planning in Practice

    by Raymond Unwin ...
    Narrated by Mark Tester ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 6 min

    Raymond Unwin was a prominent architect and engineer from the late 19th and early 20th century. He helped popularize the Arts and Crafts movement and was one of the first English voices in the town planning movement. Town Planning in Practice was published in 1909 and still resonates with planners and urban designers today. It reflects on discussions that are still happening to this day including ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Enough

    Our Fight to Keep America Safe From Gun Violence

    Narrated by Mark Kelly ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 55 min

    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut and Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions consumed Gabby Giffords and her family: Would Gabby survive the bullet through her brain? Would she walk again? Speak? Her hard-won recovery, though far from ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Macat Analysis of Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Martin Fuller ...
    Narrated by Laurence Bouvard ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 40 min

    The post-World War II era philosophy of urban renewal valued the efficient movement of cars more than it valued the lives of people and wiped out entire neighborhoods dismissed by bureaucrats as slums. Published in 1961, Jacob’s book examines the short-sightedness and failure of this philosophy. She rejects strict statistical study and abstract planning theory in favor of observations of city life ... Read more

    $15.77 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Metropolis

    A History of Humankind’s Greatest Invention

    by Ben Wilson ...
    Narrated by John Sackville ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 8 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind's greatest invention: the city.From its earliest incarnations 7,000 years ago to the megalopolises of today, the story of the city is the story of civilisation. Although cities have only ever been inhabited by a tiny minority of humanity, the heat they generate has sparked most of our political, social, commercial, ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Feminist City

    A Field Guide

    by Leslie Kern ...
    Narrated by Nathalie Toriel ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 18 min

    Feminist City: A Field Guide combines memoir, feminist theory, pop culture, and geography to expose what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built right into our cities, homes, and neighbourhoods. Focusing on gendered experiences of the city, the books grapples with the challenge of claiming urban space amongst barriers designed to keep women “in their place.” From the geography of ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Eyes on the Street

    The Life of Jane Jacobs

    Narrated by Kimberly Farr ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 19 min

    The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day.Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the ... Read more

    $41.19 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Capital City

    Gentrification and the Real Estate State

    by Samuel Stein ...
    Narrated by Emily Beresford ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 28 min

    Our cities are changing. Around the world, more and more money is being invested in buildings and land. Real estate is now a $217 trillion-dollar industry, worth thirty-six times the value of all the gold ever mined. It forms sixty percent of global assets, and one of the most powerful people in the world-the president of the United States-made his name as a landlord and developer. Samuel Stein ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Radical Technologies

    The Design of Everyday Life

    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 14 min

    Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services, and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We're told ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Fortress in Brooklyn

    Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg

    Unabridged

    13 hours 32 min

    The epic story of Hasidic Williamsburg, from the decline of New York to the gentrification of Brooklyn. Hasidic Williamsburg is famous as one of the most separatist, intensely religious, and politically savvy communities in the entire United States. Less known is how the community survived in one of New York City's toughest neighborhoods during an era of steep decline, only to later oppose and ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Little Pink House

    A True Story of Defiance and Courage

    by Jeff Benedict ...
    Narrated by Maggi-Meg Reed ...

    Abridged

    8 hours 35 min

    **In Little Pink House, award-winning investigative journalist Jeff Benedict takes us behind the scenes of this case—**indeed, Suzette Kelo speaks for the first time about all the details of this inspirational true story as one woman led the charge to take on corporate America to save her home.Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a falling down Victorian house ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Thanks for Everything (Now Get Out)

    Can We Restore Neighborhoods without Destroying Them?

    Narrated by Mike Lenz ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 7 min

    When a distressed urban neighborhood gentrifies, all the ratios change: poor to rich; Black and Brown to white; unskilled to professional; vulnerable to secure. Vacant lots and toxic dumps become condos and parks. Upscale restaurants open and pawn shops close. But the low-income residents who held on when the neighborhood was at its worst, who worked so hard to make it better, are gradually driven ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Smart Cities

    Narrated by Wendy Tremont King ...
    series MIT Press Essential Knowledge

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    Over the past ten years, urban planners, technology companies, and governments have promoted smart cities with a somewhat utopian vision of urban life made knowable and manageable through data collection and analysis. Emerging smart cities have become both crucibles and showrooms for the practical application of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the integration of big data into everyday ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Opportunity Knocks

    How Hard Work, Community, and Business Can Improve Lives and End Poverty

    Narrated by Senator Tim Scott ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 57 min

    In this memoir about overcoming adversity in America, the U. S. Senator responsible for creating "opportunity zones" explains how hard work and community growth can drive businesses and end poverty.Senator Tim Scott knows adversity. As the son of a single mother from North Charleston, South Carolina, he struggled to get through school and had his dreams of a college football career shattered by a ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime

    by Dan Hancox ...
    Narrated by Ash Hunter ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 51 min

    A GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, PITCHFORK, NPR, METRO AND HERALD SCOTLAND BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018‘The definitive grime biography’ NME’A landmark genre history’ PitchforkThis audiobook is narrated by Ash Hunter, stage and screen actor who is currently playing Hamilton in the West End production of the musical.The year 2000. As Britain celebrates t... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Poor

    by Caleb Femi ...
    Narrated by Caleb Femi ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 40 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'An urban romantic ... powerful' Dazed & Confused'A poet of truth and rage, heartbreak and joy' Max PorterWhat is it like to grow up in a place where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description of a man' - and where it is possible to walk two and a half miles through an estate ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Istanbul

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, was born in Istanbul, in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or hüzün- that all ... Read more

    $30.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial