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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
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Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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Tactical Urbanism
Tactical Urbanism
by Mike Lydon
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In the twenty-first century, cities worldwide must respond to a growing and diverse population, ever-shifting economic conditions, new technologies, and a changing climate. Short-term, community-based projectsandmdash;from pop-up parks to open streets... (read more)

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Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World
Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World
by Ross Chapin
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"Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World "introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl -- small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with far-... (read more)

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
by James Howard Kunstler
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon... (read more)

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Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
by Andres Duany
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“An essential text for our time . . . Not only a passionately argued, carefully reasoned dissection of the mess that is becoming man-made America but also a clear program of steps that can be taken to enhance the humanity of both our suburbs and... (read more)

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Parking Management for Smart Growth
Parking Management for Smart Growth
by Richard W Willson
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The average parking space requires approximately 300 square feet of asphalt. Thatandrsquo;s the size of a studio apartment in New York or enough room to hold 10 bicycles. Space devoted to parking in growing urban and suburban areas is highly... (read more)

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Chicago World's Fair of 1893 (80 Edition)
Chicago World's Fair of 1893 (80 Edition)
by Stanley Appelbaum
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Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French... (read more)

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Urban Landscapes
Urban Landscapes
by Landskap Design
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Although LandsKap Design was created just over 10 years ago in Bergen (Norway), there is no question that it is now one of the key exponents of landscape architecture and a unique reference for any urban landscape artist. Saale's constant quest, research... (read more)

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The Architecture of the City (Oppositions Books)
The Architecture of the City (Oppositions Books)
by Aldo Rossi
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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural... (read more)

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City Life
City Life
by Witold Rybczynski
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Witold Rybczynski, born in Edinburgh, raised in Canada, and currently living in Philadelphia, is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on architecture and urbanism for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The... (read more)

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Green Cities: Ecologically-Sound Approaches to Urban Space
Green Cities: Ecologically-Sound Approaches to Urban Space
by David Gordon
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This anthology presents visions ecological urban models. "carves a scholarly depth into the radical changes needed to diffuse our urban crisis."--Montréal Mirror "the ideas it contains are so sane and sensible you'll end up wondering why civic... (read more)

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Ranches, Rowhouses, and Railroad Flats: American Homes: How They Shape Our Landscapes and Neighborhoods
Ranches, Rowhouses, and Railroad Flats: American Homes: How They Shape Our Landscapes and Neighborhoods
by Christine Hunter
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What are the basic requirements for a home? Christine Hunter looks at how legal, cultural, and technological standards have developed, and examines current criteria for a "minimum standard" family home, in three possible forms: freestanding house... (read more)

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Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and Their Governments
Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and Their Governments
by Mark Roseland
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An updated edition of this classic guide to sustainable community development.... (read more)

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People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities
People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities
by F Kaid Benfield
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With over 80 percent of Americans now living in cities and suburbs, getting our communities right has never been more important, more complicated, or more fascinating. Longtime sustainability leader Kaid Benfield shares 25 enlightening and entertaining... (read more)

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Constructing Chicago
Constructing Chicago
by Daniel Bluestone
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Chicago's impressive industrial expansion in the late nineteenth century convinced most observers that the city was defined by the crass pursuit of wealth and that its architecture was, as described by Lewis Mumford, a brutal network of industrial... (read more)

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Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy
Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy
by David Mayernik
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"For Italian city builders more than a thousand years ago, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things a"... (read more)

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Venice: Flying Over "La Serenissima" and the Venetian Countryside (Italy from Above)
Venice: Flying Over "La Serenissima" and the Venetian Countryside (Italy from Above)
by Marcello Bertinetti
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Antonio Attini's renowned photography has appeared in America from the Air and Chicago from the Air, both published by White Star. Marcello Bertinetti worked for many of the foremost periodicals in Italy before founding White Star Publishers. His... (read more)

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Against Architecture (Green Arcade Green Arcade)
Against Architecture (Green Arcade Green Arcade)
by Franco La Cecla
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With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the “... (read more)

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London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
by Peter Ackroyd
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London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imagina­tive, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations. The depths... (read more)

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The Plaza: First and Always
The Plaza: First and Always
by Mckenzie Michael
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The story of Kansas City's Plaza district is told with an array of photographs and artwork. Describes the development of the Plaza from its days as a hog farm to the Spanish architecture, sidewalk shops and cafes, and ornate fountains that define it... (read more)

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