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Investigate Boise Research Series

The Latest from the Investigate Boise Community Research Series:

Half the World publication cover

Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees (2017)

Nearly 1 out of every 100 people worldwide is a person displaced and seeking asylum, imperiled by persecution and war. Half the World takes measure of that staggering crisis in stories from a city transformed.

“Compelling. Anyone who wants to understand the people we label ‘refugees’ must read this book.”
– Jan Reeves, Director, Idaho Office for Refugees

“Magnificent. The stories inspire equal parts joy and heartbreak. They are essential reading, and are now as much a part of Idaho’s history as any other chronicle.”
– George Prentice, News Editor, The Boise Weekly

The other Idahoans publication

The Other Idahoans: Forgotten Stories of the Boise Valley



River by design publication

River by Design: Essays on the Boise River



Making livable spaces publication

Making Livable Places: Transportation, Preservation, and the Limits of Growth




Growing closer publication

Growing Closer: Density and Sprawl in the Boise Valley



Down and out in ada county publication

Down and Out in Ada County: Coping with the Great Recession, 2008-2012


Local simple fresh publication

Local, Simple, Fresh: Sustainable Food in the Boise Valley



Becoming Basque publication

Becoming Basque: Ethnic Heritage on Boise’s Grove Street