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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
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Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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The Image of the City
The Image of the City
by Kevin Lynch
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What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston... (read more)

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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change
Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change
by Peter Calthorpe
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“Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain.  But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change.  In this groundbreaking new work,... (read more)

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Planning with Complexity: An Introduction to Collaborative Rationality for Public Policy
Planning with Complexity: An Introduction to Collaborative Rationality for Public Policy
by Judith E. Innes
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Analyzing emerging practices of collaboration in planning and public policy to overcome the challenges complexity, fragmentation and uncertainty, the authors present a new theory of collaborative rationality, to help make sense of the new practices. They... (read more)

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City of Collective Memory (94 Edition)
City of Collective Memory (94 Edition)
by M. C. Boyer
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Christine Boyer faces head-on the crisis of the city in the late twentieth century, taking us on a fascinating journey through theaters and museums, panoramas and maps, buildings and institutions that are used to construct a new reading of the city as a... (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... (read more)

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Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition
Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition
by National Association Of City Transportation Officials (cor)
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The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition, is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. Completely re-designed with an accessible, four-color layout, this second edition continues to build upon the fast-changing state of... (read more)

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Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
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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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture : an Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995 (96 Edition)
Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture : an Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995 (96 Edition)
by Kate (ed.) Nesbitt
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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture collects the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. Among the paradigms presented are architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, and deconstruction.... (read more)

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Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns
Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns
by John Massengale
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"This book could change the way people see the streets in their towns and cities. And it could help those towns and cities make streets for people, rather than their cars."—Mayor Joe Riley, Charleston, South Carolina "This fine book by Massengale... (read more)

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Urban Development: The Logic of Making Plans
Urban Development: The Logic of Making Plans
by Lewis D Hopkins
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With increased awareness of the role of plans in shaping urban and suburban landscapes has come increased criticism of planners and the planning profession. Developers, politicians, and citizens alike blame "poor planning" for a host of community ills... (read more)

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The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention
The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention
by David Orr
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The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative-trying to stop "progress". The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food... (read more)

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 Retrofitting Suburbia, Updated Edition: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs (11 Edition)
Retrofitting Suburbia, Updated Edition: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs (11 Edition)
by Ellen Dunham-jones
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"THE BIBLE OF THE RETROFITTING MOVEMENT." —Blair Kamin, architecture critic, Chicago Tribune A guide, with multiple case studies, for redeveloping out-of-date suburban developments into more urban, sustainable places The winner in the Architecture &... (read more)

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Downtown, Inc.: How America Rebuilds Cities
Downtown, Inc.: How America Rebuilds Cities
by Bernard Frieden
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Pioneering observers of the urban landscape Bernard Frieden and Lynne Sagalyn delve into the inner workings of the exciting new public entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships that have revitalized the downtowns of such cities as Boston, San... (read more)

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Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning
Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning
by Abhijeet Chavan and Christian Peralta and Christopher Steins
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Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning is a fascinating review of major topics and issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen, the leading source of news and information for the planning and... (read more)

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Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination. Built and Unbuilt Architecture
Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination. Built and Unbuilt Architecture
by Dhiru A. Thadani
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Time magazine noted that Seaside "could be the most astonishing design achievement of its era…." Visions of Seaside is the most comprehensive book on the history and development of the nations first and most influential New Urbanist town. The book... (read more)

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Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City
Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City
by Andres (edt) Duany
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… the most articulate and insightful debate on urbanism to surface in decades. The issues raised should be at the heart of any serious dialog about the human prospect. — Peter Calthorpe, author of Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change …... (read more)

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Marmol Radziner and Associates: Between Architecture and Construction
Marmol Radziner and Associates: Between Architecture and Construction
by Leo Marmol
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If you design some of the most stylish and beautiful modern houses in the Los Angeles area, including many for celebrityclients, how do you ensure that the projects are built to the standards you, and your patrons, demand? If you're the highlysought... (read more)

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Cycle Space: Architecture and Urban Design in the Age of the Bicycle
Cycle Space: Architecture and Urban Design in the Age of the Bicycle
by Steven Fleming
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In Cycle Space, architecture professor and cycling enthusiast Steven Fleming argues that understanding why people are choosing bikes is key for discovering the full potential of the bicycle as a transformative force in the design of our cities. With... (read more)

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City Sense: Shaping Our Environment with Real-Time Data. (Advanced Architecture Contest)
City Sense: Shaping Our Environment with Real-Time Data. (Advanced Architecture Contest)
by Institute For Advanced Architecture Of Catolonia (cor)
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Envisaging the habitat of the 21st-century... (read more)

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