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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... (read more)

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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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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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Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City
Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City
by Robert A. M. Stern
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Paradise Planned is the definitive history of the development of the garden suburb, a phenomenon that originated in England in the late eighteenth century, was quickly adopted in the United State and northern Europe, and gradually proliferated throughout... (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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Invented Cities: The Creation of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century New York and Boston
Invented Cities: The Creation of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century New York and Boston
by Mona Domosh
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Why do cities look the way they do? In this fascinating exploration of the strikingly different landscapes of Boston and New York, Mona Domosh cites historical, social, and economic reasons for the shaping of each city in the nineteenth century. She... (read more)

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Close-Up: How to Read the American City (Phoenix Book; P863)
Close-Up: How to Read the American City (Phoenix Book; P863)
by Grady Clay
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"Grady Clay looks hard at the landscape, finding out who built what and why, noticing who participates in a city's success and who gets left in a 'sink,' or depressed (often literally) area. Clay doesn't stay in the city; he looks at industrial towns... (read more)

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Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping
Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping
by Harvard Design School Graduates In Collaboration With Rem Koolhaas
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For several years, Harvard's design graduates concentrated their studies on the phenomenon of shopping as a primary mode of urban life. As Sze Tsung Leong writes, "Not only is shopping melting into everything, but everything is melting into shopping... (read more)

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Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas about Cities
Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas about Cities
by Witold Rybczynski
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In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance... (read more)

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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
by Henri Lefebvre
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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment, the first publication of Henri Lefebvre’s only book devoted to architecture, redefines architecture as a mode of imagination rather than a specialized process or a collection of monuments. Lefebvre calls for an... (read more)

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The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience
The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience
by Alexandros Washburn
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The best cities become an ingrained part of their residents’ identities.  Urban design is the key to this process, but all too often, citizens abandon it to professionals, unable to see a way to express what they love and value in their own... (read more)

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Washington Then & Now (Then & Now)
Washington Then & Now (Then & Now)
by Alexander Mitchell
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Millions of schoolchildren and visitors make the pilgrimage to the nation's capital each year. Now readers can witness Washington's development over the last century and a half. Seventy modern color photographs are compared side-by-side with 70 archival... (read more)

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Site Design for Multifamily Housing: Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods
Site Design for Multifamily Housing: Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods
by Nico Larco
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The United States is over eighty percent urbanized, yet over half of the population still lives in suburban settings, characterized by low-density, automobile-dependent development with separated land uses. These disconnected and isolated models of... (read more)

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San Francisco Then and Now (Then & Now)
San Francisco Then and Now (Then & Now)
by Bill Yenne
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The natives call it simply "the City." This is the story of the changing faceof San Francisco, and how it has become one of the most picturesque cities inthe world. Seventy modern color photographs are compared side-by-side with 70archival photographs... (read more)

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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
by Mike Davis
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To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To its detractors, it is "The Big Nowhere." No one has better captured L.A.'s bizarre role as both utopia and dystopia than Davis, the author of this mordantly elegant and wide-ranging work... (read more)

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Hollow City
Hollow City
by Rebecca Solnit
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California’s Bay Area is home to nearly a third of the venture capital and internet businesses in the United States, generating a boom economy and a massive influx of well-paid workers that has transformed the face of San Francisco. Once the great... (read more)

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Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (Creating the North American Landscape)
Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (Creating the North American Landscape)
by Greg Hise
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Magnetic Los Angeles challenges the widely held view of the expanding twentieth-century city as the sprawling product of dispersion without planning and lacking any discernable order. Using Los Angeles as a case study, Greg Hise argues that the twentieth-... (read more)

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City Life
City Life
by Witold Rybczynski
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In this sweeping cultural history, the author of Home and The Most Beautiful House in the World traces the development of American cities and city life from the early colonial settlements to the new downtowns of skyscrapers and high-rise apartment... (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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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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