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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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Cultural Cues: Joe Day, Adib Cure & Carie Penabad, Tom Wiscombe (Louis H. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship of Architectu)
Cultural Cues: Joe Day, Adib Cure & Carie Penabad, Tom Wiscombe (Louis H. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship of Architectu)
by Nina Rappaport
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Cultural Cues is the sixth book that features the work of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship, an endowed chairmanship to bring young innovators in architectural design to the Yale School of Architecture. This book includes the advanced... (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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The Image of the City
The Image of the City
by Kevin Lynch
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This small and readable book makes one of the most important modern contributions to large-scale design theory. Architectural... (read more)

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EcoDesign for Cities and Suburbs
EcoDesign for Cities and Suburbs
by Max Oelschlaeger
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As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving sustainability, by... (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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A History of Future Cities
A History of Future Cities
by Daniel Brook
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Every month, five million people move from the past to the future. Pouring into developing-world “instant cities” like Dubai and Shenzhen, these urban newcomers confront a modern world cobbled together from fragments of a West they have never... (read more)

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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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Great Neighborhood Book: a Do-it-yourself Guide To Placemaking (07 Edition)
Great Neighborhood Book: a Do-it-yourself Guide To Placemaking (07 Edition)
by Jay Walljasper
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Practical ways to make your neighborhood come alive!... (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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David W. Orr is Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is the author of Ecological Literacy and Earth in Mind, as well as more than 100 published articles. Among other awards, he has received a Lyndhurst Prize... (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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Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900, Second Edition
Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900, Second Edition
by Sam Bass Warner
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With almost tender attention to detail and judicious selection of maps, charts, and especially photographs, Mr. Warner marks himself a "Boston-lover"...This volume helps to unfold further the layers of complexities that conceal in obscurity the... (read more)

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Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
by Jeff Speck
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A Best Book of the Year according to Planetizen and the American Society of Landscape Architects Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive, and he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of... (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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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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A Burglar's Guide to the City
A Burglar's Guide to the City
by Geoff Manaugh
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The city seen from a unique point of view: those who want to break in and loot its treasures At the heart of Geoff Manaughs A BURGLARS GUIDE TO THE CITY is an unexpected and thrilling insight: the city as seen through the eyes of robbers. From experts... (read more)

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Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film
Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film
by Martino Stierli
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Learning from Las Vegas, published in 1972 by the architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, marks the turn in architectural theory from modern to post-modern. Martino Stierli explores the significance of this controversial... (read more)

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EcoDesign for Cities and Suburbs
EcoDesign for Cities and Suburbs
by Jonathan Barnett
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As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving sustainability, by... (read more)

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Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (Greensource Books)
Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (Greensource Books)
by Gevorkian Peter
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This book is a part of Books Series on Integrated Microanalytical Systems. It discusses the latest applications of photonic technologies in bio-chemical sensing. Based on the photonic structures, the book is divided into four sections: Photonic crystal... (read more)

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Urban Street Design Guide
Urban Street Design Guide
by Island Press
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The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity.and#160; Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design... (read more)

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