Karsen Maruca

Book Review of “Ghetto” by Mitchell Duneier

by Karsen Maruca

In “Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, The History of an Idea,” author Mitchell Duneier forwards a bold and important message: that the “ghetto” as an idea can be a powerful and indispensable tool. Despite the idea’s limi... Read article

Book Review of “The New Urban Crisis” by Richard Florida

by Karsen Maruca

In "The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class - And What We Can Do about It," author Richard Florida identifies and wrestles with one of the great... Read article

Book Review of “Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space” by Charles R. Wolfe

by Karsen Maruca

As urban populations skyrocket across the globe and the trend of migration from rural regions to big cities only intensifies, the everyday person is becoming more concerned with how the qualities of their urban environme... Read article