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Summary: The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GAR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GAR

Despommier, Dickson D.

Summary: When the author, a Columbia professor, set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crisis, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630 DES

Galinsky, Michael

Summary: A man leads a movement against the development of a professional basketball arena to try and save his home and community from being demolished.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF BAT

Sedlak, David L.

Summary: "Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we're done with it. But these underappreciated marvels of engineering face an array of challenges that cannot be solved without a fundamental change to our relationship with water, David Sedlak explains...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333 SED

Binelli, Mark.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "The fall and maybe rise of Detroit, America's most epic urban failure, from local native and Rolling Stone reporter Mark BinelliOnce America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1 BIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Gornick, Vivian.

Summary: "A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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