73 books — 32 voters
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
Urban Planning and City History
Place, Space and Design Bookclub Berlin
27 books — 4 voters
Urban Planning Histories (nonfiction)
117 books — 6 voters
Recent Books on Urban Futures
5 books — 1 voter
“ 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. ”
“ 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. ”
[close] Library of urban planning resources for Metro planners
4 members, last active 4 years ago
A no-pressure, VIRTUAL book group for like-minded lovers of planning for community, sustainabili…more
[close] A no-pressure, VIRTUAL book group for like-minded lovers of planning for community, sustainability, social equity, etc. Geared toward professional planners but open to planners-at-heart, too! This is for fun mostly, but also to keep fresh with our knowledge and perspective so we can continue to make a difference and stay relevant. As we get further and further away from our schooling as planners there are so many new points of view and research coming out about all things planning - sustainability, transportation, parking, placemaking, equity, design and on and on and on.
4 members, last active 3 years ago
[close] Professionals developing effective inquiry, political and civic awareness, and group effectiveness for the advancement of public policy in the Los Angeles area.
1 member, last active 2 years ago
[close] All the great things: architecture, product design, equity, diversity, human-centered processes, community engagement, human scaled cities....
6 members, last active 6 years ago
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