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Urban Communities Instructions

There are no Urban Communities in Wyoming.  That is not to say there are no "urban areas," however, we define urban on a national scale based on high density of population. 

Check out the urban ministry resources at the bottom of the page.

Urban Community Cultural Resources

Introduction to Cities: How Places and Space Shape Human Experience
by Xiang Ming Chen; Anthony Orum; Krista Paulsen

A complete introduction to the history, evolution, and future of the modern city, this book covers a wide range of theory, including the significance of space and place, to provide a balanced account of why cities are an essential part of the global human experience. * Covers a wide range of theoretical approaches to the city, from the historical to the cutting edge* Emphasizes the important themes of space and place* Offers a balanced account of cities and offers extensive coverage including ur…

Urban Mindfulness: cultivating peace, presence, and purpose in the middle of it all
by Jonathan Kaplan

Discovering an Oasis of Calm in the City The city is an exciting yet demanding place to live. Although you love the tremendous energy and diversity of the urban environment, the day-to-day grind of going to work and navigating crowds, traffic, and lines can leave you feeling weary and disconnected. Respectful of the challenges and advantages that arise when you live or work in the city, Urban Mindfulness provides practical advice for transforming everyday experiences into opportunities for conte…

Urban Social Geography: An Introduction
by Paul Knox, Steven Pinch

The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst simultaneously presenting well established approaches to the subject, it ensures students are well-informed about all the issues. The result is a topical book tha…

Cities and Urban Life
by John J. Macionis, Vincent N. Parrillo

A comprehensive introduction to urban sociology Cities and Urban Life, written by two of the best-known authors in the field, provides a comprehensive introduction to urban sociology, urban anthropology and urban studies. The focus of the text is sociological, but it also incorporates research and theory from other disciplines. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand how cities and urban life vary according to time and place Understand how cities reflect soc…

Public and Private Spaces of the City
by Ali Madanipour

The relationship between public and private spheres is one of the key concerns of the modern society. This book investigates this relationship, especially as manifested in the urban space with its social and psychological significance. Through theoretical and historical examination, it explores how and why the space of human socities is subdivided into public and private sections. It starts with the private, interior space of the mind and moves step by step, through the body, home, neighborhood …

Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood
by Peter Medoff and Holly Sklar

Using the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston's most impoverished neighborhood as a case stuudy, the authors show how effective organizing reinforces neighborhood leadership, encourages grassroots power and leads to successful public-private partnerships and comprehensive community development.--Prof. Norman Krumholz

Cities and Urban Cultures
by Deborah Stevenson

This is the first book to explore cities and urban life from the perspectives of both sociology and cultural theory. Through an interdisciplinary approach and use of case material, the book demonstrates that the 'real' city of physicality and struggle and the 'imagined' city of representations are entwined in the construction of urban cultures. Starting with a comparison of the rural and the urban, the book considers ways of imagining the city and of conceptualising urban cultures. It goes on t…

Urban Culture: Exploring Cities And Cultures
by Alan C. Turley

Using contemporary cultural examples as a recurrent theme, this innovative volume examines the various theoretical perspectives and paradigms of urban and cultural analysis. It explores the city's impact on how we make and consume all types of culture: art, music, literature, architecture, film, etc., illustrating not only the effects the urban environment has on the production of culture, but, at times, how culture has influenced the city. The author provides an introduction to why the city mat…

Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment
by Ethan Watter

The numbers can't be ignored: the current generation of young Americans is delaying marriage longer than any other generation in history. But while the media trumpets this fact in a way that seems designed to scare us, until now no one has really taken the time to understand what people are doing instead. Driven by his personal desire to understand why his single life stretched far into his thirties, Ethan Watters explores the cultural and social forces that have steered his generation away fro…

The Cultures of Cities
by Sharon Zukin

How do cities use culture today? Building on the experience of New York as a 'culture capital', Sharon Zukin shows how three notions of culture - as ethnicity, aesthetic, and marketing tool - are reshaping urban places and conflicts over revitalization. She rejects the idea that cities have either a singular urban culture or many different subcultures to argue that cultures are constantly negotiated in the city's central spaces - the streets, parks, shops, museums, and restaurants - which are th…