Urban Planning

Urban planning, also known as town planning, city planning, regional planning, or rural planning, is a technical and political process that is focused on the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks and their accessibility. Many professional practitioners of urban planning, especially practitioners with the title "urban planner" study urban planning education, while some paraprofessional practitioners are educated in urban stud ...more

New Releases Tagged "Urban Planning"

Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities
Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World
Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age
Homelessness is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns
Urban Jungle: The History and Future of Nature in the City
Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle
The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It
Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles
Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State
Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West
Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City
Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality
The Eternal City: A History of Rome
Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
The Image of the City
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
The High Cost of Free Parking
Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution
Cities for People
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsA Pattern Language by Christopher W. AlexanderCity of Quartz by Mike  DavisTriumph of the City by Edward L. GlaeserThe High Cost of Free Parking by Donald C. Shoup
Urban Planning and City History
73 books — 32 voters

The Color of Law by Richard RothsteinUrban Forests by Jill JonnesDetroit by Dan GeorgakasNinety Percent of Everything by Rose GeorgeThe Slaughter of Cities by E. Michael Jones
Urban Planning Histories (nonfiction)
117 books — 6 voters
A Future for Planning by Michael      HarrisEngaging the Future by Lewis D. HopkinsWhat is the Future? by John UrryInventing Future Cities by Michael BattyPlanning Support Methods by Richard E Klosterman
Recent Books on Urban Futures
5 books — 1 voter

A Pattern Language by Christopher W. AlexanderThe Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsPalaces for the People by Eric KlinenbergThe Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel WilkersonThe Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
Urban Planning/Social Ecology
113 books — 7 voters

Tom  Turner
Single-purposism, as we have seen, tends to create projects that harm the environment. Instead, we should design projects with as favourable an environmental impact as possible. This is the objective of environmental impact design.
Tom Turner, Landscape Planning And Environmental Impact Design

Andrew Vachss
That’s Manhattan today—all the money goes up top, while the infrastructure wastes away from neglect. The famous skyline is a cheap trick now, a sleight-of-hand to draw your eye from the truth, as illusory as a bodybuilder with osteoporosis.
Andrew Vachss, Mask Market

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