Rae, Douglas W. (2005) City: Urbanism and Its End, New Haven: Yale University Press.
This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.
Link to book information here (Yale University Press)
CT: New Haven