1. Cities and the financial crisis / Ray Brescia 2. Assessing metropolitan resiliency : laying the foundation for urban sustainability / John Travis Marshall 3. Avoiding Atlantis : protecting urban cultural heritage from disaster / Ryan Rowbetty 4. Moving to safety? Opportunities to reduce vulnerability through relocation and resettlement policy / Marla Nelson and Renia Ehrenfeucht 5. Developing the sustainable city : Curitiba, Brazil, as a case study / Hannah-Ruth Gustafsson and Elizabeth A. Kelly 6. Exploring options for urban sustainability in an era of scarce water resources : a possible ban on lawns / Sarah B. Schindler 7. Think global, pay local / Ray Brescia 8. Cities and immigration reform : national policy from the bottom up / John DeStefano, Jr. 9. Can charter schools save cities? Social capital and urban public education / John A. Lovett 10. Cities seeking justice : local government litigation in the public interest / Kathleen S. Morris 11. Strategic code compliance enforcement : a prescription for resilient communities / Kermit J. Lind 12. Renegotiating the constituent's role in urban governance : participatory budgeting in New York City / Celina Su 13. Financing urban transportation infrastructure : old and new approaches for funding urban regeneration and resiliency : the Atlanta example / M. Becht Neel and Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer.