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From the Web: What University Presses Have Done for Urban Design

In an article for Next City, Detroit-based journalist Anna Clark describes the role of academic presses in shaping urban planning and makes a call for greater investment in academic publishing:

The litany is endless, underscoring the audacity of university presses in believing that every city deserves the best ideas possible. We need that. As we make choices about our modern cities, as policymakers, advocates or citizens, we need these books to ground our vision, to help us imagine what is possible.



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Recent Reviews

Gregory W. Bush
Nicole Currier

Currier on Bush, 'White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key'

Gregory W. Bush. White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. 304 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6264-8.

Reviewed by Nicole Currier (Washington Adventist University)
Published on H-Florida (March, 2018)
Commissioned by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer (Northern Illinois University)