About Washington, DC 


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Selected Books on Washington, DC

Asch, C. M., & Musgrove, G. D. (2017). Chocolate Chip: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Bednar, M. J. (2006). L’Enfant’s Legacy: Public Open Spaces in Washington, D.C. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

Beemyn, G. (2015). A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C. New York, NY: Routledge.

Gallaher, C. (2016). The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, DC. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Huron, A. (2018). Carving out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Hyra, D., & Prince, S. (2016). Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC.  New York, NY: Routledge.

Lindsey, T. B. (2017). Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Logan, C. (2017). Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, DC. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Lung-Amam, W. (2018). An Equitable Future for the Washington, DC Region? A ‘Regionalism Light’ Approach to Building Inclusive Neighborhoods. In C. Herbert, J. Spader, J. Molinsky, & S. Reiger (Ed.), A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality (192-203). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Lusane, C. (2011). The Black History of the White House. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books.

Prince, S. (2016). African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital. London, United Kingdom: Routledge

Walters, R., & Travis, T. C. (2010). Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy. New York, NY: Lexington Books.

Williams, B. (1988). Upscaling Downtown: Stalled Gentrification in Washington, D.C. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Selected Articles on Washington, DC

Ames, D.L., Brown, N.C., Callahan, M.H., Cummings, S.B., Smock, S.M., & Ziegler, J.M. (2016). Rethinking American Urban Policy. Journal of Urban Affairs 14(3-4), 197-216.

Barnes, W. (2010). Governing Cities in the Coming Decade: The Democratic and Regional Disconnects. Public Administration Review 70, 137-144.

Barnes, W., & Mann, B. (2010). Making Local Democracy Work: Municipal Officials’ Views about Public Engagement. National League of Cities, 1-36.

Blumenthal, P. M., McGinty, J.R., & Pendall, R. (2016). Strategies for Increasing Housing Supply in High-Cost Cities: DC Case Study. Urban Institute, 1-35.

Bockman, J. (2018). Removing the Public from Public Housing: Public-private Redevelopment of the Ellen Wilson Dwellings in Washington, DC. Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2018.1457406

Bratman, E. (2011). Development’s Paradox: Is Washington DC a Third World City?. Third World Quarterly 32(9), 1541-1556.

Brooks, L., & Sinitsyn, M. (2014). Where does the Bucket Leak? Sending Money to the Poor via the Community Development Block Grant Program. Housing Policy Debate 24(2), 119-171.

Buckley, J., Schneider, M., & Shang, Y. (2005). Fix It and They Might Stay: School Facility Quality and Teacher Retention in Washington, D.C. Teachers College Record 107(5), 1107-1123.

Hartung, J. M., & Henig, J. R. (1997). Housing Vouchers and Certificates as a Vehicle for Deconcentrating the Poor: Evidence from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area. Urban Affairs Review 32(3), 403-419.

Howell, K. L. (2017). “For the Kids”: Children, Safety, and the Depoliticization of Displacement in Washington, DC. Journal of Urban Affairs 40(5), 721-739.

Jackson, J. (2015). The Consequences of Gentrification for Racial Change in Washington, DC. Housing Policy Debate 25(2), 353-373.

Knox, P. L. (1991). The Restless Urban Landscape: Economic and Sociocultural Change and the Transformation of Metropolitan Washington, DC. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 81(2), 181-209.

McGovern, S. J. (1997). Cultural Hegemony as an Impediment to Urban Protest Movements: Grassroots Activism and Downtown Development in Washington, DC. Journal of Urban Affairs 19(4):419-443.

Masek, J.G., Lindsay, F.E., & Goward, S.N. (2000). Dynamics of Urban Growth in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, 1973-1996, from Landsat Observations. International Journal of Remote Sensing 21(18), 3474-3486.

Squires, G. D., Friedman, S., Saidat, C.E. (2002). Experiencing Residential Segregation: A Contemporary Study of Washington, D.C. Urban Affairs Review 38(2), 155-183.

Smith, J., McCarthy, J.D., McPhail, C., & Augustyn, B. (2001). From Protest to Agenda Building: Description Bias in Media Coverage of Protest Events in Washington, D.C. Social Forces 79(4), 1397-1423.

Tsemberis, S., Kent, D., & Respress, C. (2011). Housing Stability and Recovery Among Chronically Homeless persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Washington, DC. American Journal of Public Health 102(1), 13-16.

Wolman, H., Chadwick, J., Karruz, A., Friedman, J., & Young, G. (2007). Capital Cities and their National Governments: Washington, D.C. in Comparative Perspective. George Washington Institute of Public Policy, 1-31.