Top 10 Books for Urban Planners

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PLANetizen, a Web community run by Los Angeles-based Urban Insight, compiled this list of the top 10 books published in 2003.

January 01, 2004

PLANetizen, a Web community run by Los Angeles-based Urban Insight, compiled this list of the top 10 books published in 2003.

  • America’s Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake, by Howard Husock (Ivan R. Dee Inc.)

  • The Birth of City Planning in the United States: 1840-1917, Jon A. Peterson (The Johns Hopkins University Press)

  • Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000, Dolores Hayden (Pantheon)

  • City: Urbanism and Its End, Douglas Rae (Yale University Press)

  • Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston, Nancy S. Seasholes (MIT Press)

  • Global City Blues, Daniel Solomon (Island Press)

  • Halfway to Everywhere: A Portrait of America’s First-Tier Suburbs, William Hudnut III (Urban Land Institute)

  • House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of America’s Urban Neighborhoods, Alexander Von Hoffman (Oxford University Press)

  • Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment, Alan A. Altshuler, David E. Luberoff (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy/Brookings Institution)

  • Modern Architecture and Other Essays, Vincent Scully, selected by Neil Levine (Princeton University Press)

All 10 can be purchased through www.HousingZone.com/store. PLANetizen editors selected the list based on various criteria, including potential impact on urban planners, developers and designers.

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