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15 Books on Urban Design
Here are 15 books on urban design and planning from our contributors. Be sure to check back! From the Publisher. American urban form—the spaces, places, and boundaries that define city life—has been evolving since the first settlements of colonial days. The changing patterns of houses, buildings, streets, parks, pipes and wires, wharves, railroads, highways, and airports reflect changing patterns of the social, political, and economic processes that shape the city. In this book, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore map more than three hundred years of the American city through the evolution of urban form.
The Planetizen 20 features the all-time top 20 planning titles that every planner should read. Planetizen's annual lists features the top 10 popular titles published during each preceeding year. Planetizen has partnered with Amazon. Also, be sure to check out our Store for the latest books in urban planning, design and development. A history of the forms and functions of the city throughout the ages, and a prophecy for the future of cities and urban life. The eight chapters in Local Planning, roughly spanning from context to applications, consists of articles written by a wide range of experts-academics, practitioners, clients, and observers of planning. Buy this book.