Urbanism


Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving
Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas
Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain
Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy
If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
Detroit: A Biography
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
A History of Future Cities
Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
The Image of the City
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Cities for People
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Green Metropolis: What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability
A History of Future Cities
The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life
Historic Preservation by Norman TylerCityscapes by John  KingThe Island at the Center of the World by Russell ShortoThe Architecture of Happiness by Alain de BottonCollapse by Jared Diamond
Built Heritage
42 books — 3 voters
Walkable City by Jeff SpeckDetroit City Is the Place to Be by Mark BinelliWriting About Architecture by Alexandra LangeStraphanger by Taras GrescoeFate of the States by Meredith Whitney
NextCity.org Book Club
22 books — 9 voters


The dodo itself stands as the best emblem of this general truth - that insular evolution often involves transforming an adventurous, high-flying ancestor species into a grounded descendant, no longer capable of going anywhere but extinct. It's our reminder that insular evolution, for all its wondrousness, tends to be a one-way tunnel toward doom.
Quammen, David

Jane Jacobs
No neighbourhood or district, no matter how well established, prestigious or well heeled and no matter how intensely populated for one purpose, can flout the necessity for spreading people through time of day without frustrating its potential for generating diversity.
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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The disregarded stakeholders of our cities
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Consequential Strangers: The Power of People Who Don't Seem to Matter...But Really Do
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