New Books Network

Sasha Costanza-Chock, “Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need” (MIT Press, 2020)
In Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need (MIT Press, 2020), Sasha Costanza-Chock, an associate professor of Civic Media at MIT, builds the case for designers and researchers to make the communities they impact co-equal partners in the products, services, and organizations they create. This requires more than... Read More
Thomas Bishop, “Every Home a Fortress: Cold War Fatherhood and the Family Fallout Shelter” (UMass Press, 2020)
In Every Home a Fortress: Cold War Fatherhood and the Family Fallout Shelter (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020), Thomas Bishop details the remarkable cultural history and personal stories behind an iconic figure of Cold War masculinity—the fallout shelter father, who, with spade in hand and the canned goods he has... Read More
Laurie Olin, “Be Seated” (ORO Editions, 2017)
Today I talked to Laurie Olin about his book Be Seated (ORO Editions, 2017). Olin’s interest in public outdoor seating in parks and civic spaces revolves around two poles: the first is a concern for aspects of the ordinary in our settings and actions, the apparatus and effects of the quotidian... Read More
R. Sroufe and S. Melnyk, “Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value” (Business Expert Press, 2017)
Robert Sroufe and Steven Melnyk’s Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value (Business Expert Press) provides a multi-perspective approach to sustainability and value chains to allow understanding from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds. Some of the key features of this book include: Short vignettes of important trends along... Read More
Thaisa Way, “River Cities, City Rivers” (Dumbarton Oaks, 2018)
Today I talked to Thaisa Way, editor of River Cities, City Rivers (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2018). Cities have been built alongside rivers throughout history. These rivers can shape a city’s success or cause its destruction. At the same time, city-building reshapes rivers and their landscapes. Cities have... Read More
Laurie Olin, “France Sketchbook” (ORO Editions, 2020)
For centuries artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in travel sketchbooks. Over a period of fifty years, Laurie Olin, one of America’s most distinguished landscape architects, has recorded aspects of France: its cities and countryside, streets and cafes, ancient ruins, vineyards, and parks—from humble to grand, things... Read More
Robert Sroufe, “Integrated Management: How Sustainability Creates Value for Any Business” (Emerald, 2018)
Integration has been a key theme across the general management, organizational behavior, supply chain management, strategy, information systems and the environmental management literature for decades. Sustainability continues to be, at the “top of the agenda” in the C-suite. Despite this, specialists in academia and organizations lack the peripheral vision to... Read More
Sam Roberts, “A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
In his new book A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis (Bloomsbury, 2019), New York Times correspondent Sam Roberts tells the story of the city through bricks, glass, wood, and mortar, revealing why and how it evolved into the nation’s biggest and... Read More
Erica Bauermeister, “House Lessons: Renovating a Life” (Sasquatch Books, 2020)
From the New York Times, best selling author Erica Bauermeister comes House Lessons: Renovating a Life (Sasquatch Books, 2020). This memoir is about the power of home, and the transformative act of restoring one house in particular. In this mesmerizing memoir-in-essays, Erica Bauermeister renovates a trash-filled house in eccentric Port... Read More