Urban Planning & Development Books

Last updated: January 2, 2012
  1. The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition) (Modern Library)
    1. The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition) (Modern Library) by Jane Jacobs and Jason Epstein Published: September 13, 2011 Score: 6.35
  2. Suburban Nation (10th Anniversary Edition): The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
    2. Suburban Nation (10th Anniversary Edition): The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck Published: September 14, 2010 Score: 3.51
  3. Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
    3. Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward L. Glaeser Published: February 10, 2011 Score: 2.13
  4. The Works: Anatomy of a City
    4. The Works: Anatomy of a City by Kate Ascher Published: November 27, 2007 Score: 1.18
  5. Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
    5. Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage by Daniel C. Esty, Andrew S. Winston and Fred Stella Published: January 12, 2009 Score: 1.1
  6. Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now (Currents)
    6. Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now (Currents) by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze Published: April 11, 2011 Score: 0.94
  7. Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
    7. Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life by Richard Florida Published: March 24, 2009 Score: 0.75
  8. The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters
    8. The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George Published: October 14, 2008 Score: 0.59
  9. Planet of Slums
    9. Planet of Slums by Mike Davis Published: September 17, 2007 Score: 0.55
  10. Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi
    10. Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi by Steve Inskeep Published: October 13, 2011 Score: 0.4
  11. The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed
    11. The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed by Michael Meyer Published: June 24, 2008 Score: 0.38
  12. Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles
    12. Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles by Michael Gross Published: November 1, 2011 Score: 0.37
  13. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit
    13. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit by Al Gore Published: October 31, 2006 Score: 0.36
  14. Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
    14. Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment by David Kirby Published: March 2, 2010 Score: 0.36
  15. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton Studies in American Politics)
    15. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton Studies in American Politics) by Thomas J. Sugrue Published: August 1, 2005 Score: 0.33
  16. The Necessary Revolution: Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
    16. The Necessary Revolution: Working Together to Create a Sustainable World by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz and Joe Laur Published: April 6, 2010 Score: 0.33
  17. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (The Institution for Social and Policy St)
    17. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (The Institution for Social and Policy St) by James C. Scott Published: March 30, 1998 Score: 0.31
  18. Contemporary Urban Planning (8th Edition)
    18. Contemporary Urban Planning (8th Edition) by John M. Levy Published: February 22, 2008 Score: 0.3
  19. Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City
    19. Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City by Anthony Flint Published: February 8, 2011 Score: 0.26
  20. The Smart Growth Manual
    20. The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany, Jeff Speck and Mike Lydon Published: October 15, 2009 Score: 0.25
  21. Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A do-it-Ourselves Guide
    21. Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A do-it-Ourselves Guide by Scott Kellogg, Stacy Pettigrew and Juan Martinez Published: June 15, 2008 Score: 0.18
  22. Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development
    22. Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development by Joan Fitzgerald Published: March 18, 2010 Score: 0.17
  23. Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis
    23. Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen Published: August 18, 2009 Score: 0.17
  24. Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American city
    24. Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American city by Antero Pietila Published: March 16, 2010 Score: 0.14
  25. A Prayer for the City
    25. A Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger Published: December 29, 1998 Score: 0.14

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