Cities

See also urban fantasy.

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
In Our Mad and Furious City
The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America
Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis
The Way Home in the Night
Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution
This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live
Noisy Night
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words
Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me
Moletown
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
Invisible Cities
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
The Works: Anatomy of a City
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
London: The Biography
A History of Future Cities
The Image of the City
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The City & the City
Detroit by Charlie LeDuffMiddlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesDetroit City Is the Place to Be by Mark BinelliDetroit by Dan GeorgakasDetroit Noir by E.J. Olsen
Detroit (fiction and nonfiction)
165 books — 47 voters
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisThe Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
City Life
274 books — 159 voters


Christopher  Morley
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful, but the beauty is grim.
Christopher Morley

Italo Calvino
With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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