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Philp, Drew

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PHILP, DREW PHI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B PHILP PHI

Moore, Andrew

Summary: No longer the Motor City of boom-time industry, the city of Detroit has fallen into an incredible state of dilapidation since the decline of the American auto industry after the Second World War. Today, whole sections of the city resemble a war zone, its once-spectacular architectural grandeur reduced to vacant ruins. In Detroit Disassembled, photographer Andrew Moore records a territory in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Damiani Editore 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 770 MOO

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A stylish and moving documentary about the resilience and spirit of Detroit's neighborhoods: the film tells the story of the city's past, its present resurgence, and future potential.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Loomis, Bill.

Summary: "A journalistic account of how Detroit's foodways are playing a key role in the city's revitalization"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 LOO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Gratz, Roberta Brandes

Summary: "[Katrina] completely transformed one of the most beloved cities in America, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and damaging 134,000 housing units, causing unprecedented destruction. The response to Katrina is a topic of unending debate and anger ... Watching coverage of the hurricane on television in 2005 ... Roberta Brandes Gratz knew that the best chance for the city's recovery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 GRA

Kinney, Rebecca J.

Summary: "The first book to analyze how contemporary ideas of Detroit circulate in popular culture in order to map the extension of the mythology of the frontier in American culture. Kinney analyzes a cross-section of twentieth and twenty first century cultural locations--an internet web forum, architectural photography, advertising and commercial culture, documentary film, and print and online...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 KIN

Thomas, June Manning.

Summary: A history of how racial disunity and industrial decline handicapped post-World War II urban planning initiatives in Detroit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 THO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Gallagher, John

Contents: Shrinking cities -- Detroit today -- Potential and problems in urban agriculture -- Road diets and roundabouts -- Healing a wounded landscape -- Filling the vacancy -- Revving the urban economic engine -- The best idea Detroit's never tried -- Who governs? -- The way forward.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.3416 GAL

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Summary: Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroit's most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 633 Thanks

Kalt, Brian C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4635 KAL
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.463 KAL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 977.463 Kalt

Murdoch, Sierra Crane

Summary: "When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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Sandoval-Strausz, A. K

Summary: "The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight. Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are commonly told that it was a "creative class" of young professionals who revived a moribund urban America in the 1990s and 2000s. But this stunning reversal owes much more to another, far...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.3 SAN

Young, Gordon

Summary: After living in San Francisco for 15 years, journalist Gordon Young found himself yearning for his Rust Belt hometown: Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors and "star" of the Michael Moore documentary Roger & Me. Hoping to rediscover and help a place that once boasted one of the world's highest per capita income levels, but is now one of the country's most impoverished and dangerous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.3 YOU

Kanigel, Robert

Summary: 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 streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACOBS, JANE KAN

Cwikiel, Wilfred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577.68 CWI

Kirshner, Jodie Adams

Summary: Bankruptcy and the austerity it represents have become a common "solution" for struggling American cities. What do the spending cuts and limited resources do to the lives of city residents? In Broke, Jodie Adams Kirshner follows seven Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy. Reggie loses his savings trying to make a habitable home for his family. Cindy fights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 336.3 KIR

Summary: "This paper suggests that there is a need to re-examine the benefits of shorelands-based recreation as a major bay-area industry. We feel that increasingly, some forms of recreation can become a local financial burden, diminish the quality of the shorelands and water of the area, and result in increasing regional, state, and federal control."--p.3.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coastal Zone and Shorelands Management Project of the University of Michigan Sea Grant Program 1972

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 333.78 GRA
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 333.78 GRA

Cohen, Lizabeth

Summary: The story of the postwar American city as refracted through the life and career of the urban planner Edward J. Logue 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.3 COH

Austin, Dan.

Summary: From the Publisher: In this important book, Dan Austin and Sean Doerr have restored the real people to many of Detroit's architectural landmarks, and not a moment too soon. These "lost" buildings still stand, or rather totter, in a dilapidated state, their histories fading like the paint on their walls. The buildings might not long survive, but thanks to this book and the efforts of Austin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: History Press 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.434 AUS

Bak, Richard

Contents: Eternal thanks -- Here and gone -- Boneyards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393.1 BAK

Summary: Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry. Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever of Peter. One day Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, resurfaces after a failed science experiment. Peter begins to notice he's losing some of his powers...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: 791.43/72

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE SPI

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