Cities

Reconsidering Jane Jacobs
Fifty years after the publication of her most influential book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs is perhaps the most widely read urbanist ever. Her ideas contributed to the wholesale reevaluation of the tenets of contemporary...

25.10.2013

How to Study Public Life
How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate while...

13.07.2015

The City Builders
In the last twenty years, urban centers worldwide have experienced enormous booms and busts as real-estate developers, financial institutions, and public officials first poured resources into physical redevelopment, then watched as the market...

04.05.2015

City Requiem, Calcutta
Housing developments emerge amid the paddy fields on the fringes of Calcutta; overflowing trains carry peasant women to informal urban labor markets in a daily commute against hunger; land is settled and claimed in a complex choreography of...

20.09.2014

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Questions of how the design of cities can respond to the challenge of climate change dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon responds to these questions. He addresses...

05.03.2018

Retrofitting Suburbia
Updated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida, this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders that illustrates how existing...

02.01.2015

Cities of Tomorrow
Cities of Tomorrow is a critical history of planning in theory and practice in the 20th century, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it. This edition is comprehensively revised to take account of...

14.12.2014

The Fractured Metropolis
I should preface this with the fact that I am not an architect or urban planner. I read due to interest in suburban sprawl, or specifically, how suburban sprawl came to be. The book does a great job of telling these sorts of stories, of how...

31.12.2013