I will be keeping track of the ones that I have read or checked out from the library in this entry
Bold = Read
Italics = Checked out
Links are there if I write about them.
* Barber, Benjamin R. Jihad vs. McWorld. New York: Times Books, 1995.
* Bellah, Robert N. [et al.]. Habits of the heart: individualism and commitment in American Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1985.
"A great and relatively recent critique on American society generally."
* Berman, Marshall. All That is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981.
* Berry, Wendell. The unsettling of America: culture & agriculture. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996.
* Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. New York: H. Holt, 2004.
* Calthorpe, Peter, and William Fulton. The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl. Covelo, CA: Island Press. 2001.
â€śarticulately advocates for a sustainable region through New Urbanist design and social equityâ€?
* Diamond, Jared. Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies. London, W.W.Norton. 1999.
â€śPulitzer Prize winner gives a sweeping history of human societies and their environments over time.â€?
* Duany, Andres, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck. Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream. New York : North Point Press, c2000.
* Durning, Alan Thein. How much is enough? the consumer society and the future of the earth. New York: Norton, 1992.
"A provocative and very readable critique of our very unsustainable ways of life."
* Farley, Reynolds Sheldon Danziger, and Harry J. Holzer. Detroit Divided. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, c2000.
* Fishman, Robert, ed. The American planning tradition: culture and policy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr. 2000
* Fishman, Robert. Urban utopias in the twentieth century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier 1st MIT Press pbk.ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982, c1977.
â€śan eloquent intellectual history of three leading urban visionaries of the 20th Centuryâ€?
* Flyvbjerg, Bent. Rationality and power: democracy in practice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1998.
â€śa seminal case study of the tensions between scientific analysis and political power in planningâ€?
* Garvin, Alexander. The American city: what works, what doesn't. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2nd ed 2002.
* Gore, Albert. An inconvenient truth: the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, c2006.
* Hall, Peter. Cities of tomorrow: an intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century. updated ed. Oxford: Blackwell. 2001.
â€śa very widely-read and sweeping tour of Anglo-American planning history and ideas.â€?
* Hawken, Paul. The ecology of commerce: A declaration of sustainability. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers. 1993.
* Hayden, Dolores. Redesigning the American dream: the future of housing, work, and family life. Rev. and expand ed. New York: W. W. Norton. 2002.
â€ścombines a suburban history and a feminist critique of urban society to offer a more equitable alternativeâ€?
* Jacobs, Jane. The death and life of great American cities. New York, Vintage Books 1961.
"A classic critique of planning" "a paradigm shifter"; from a student: "If you could read only one, read this."
* Jacobs, Jane. Systems of survival: a dialogue on the moral foundations of commerce and politics. New York, NY: Random House, First Edition 1992.
"an interesting and readable theory on ethics (not necessarily related to planning)"; "a paradigm clarifier"
* Klinenberg, Eric. Heat wave: a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2002.
"an important sociological case study that examines how the structure of a neighborhood is critical in averting public health disasters."
* Krumholz, Norman and John Forester; with a foreword by Alan A. Altshuler. Making equity planning work: leadership in the public sector. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.
* Leinberger, Christopher. The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2008.
* Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County almanac. With other essays on conservation from Round River. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.
"A classic set of essays on land use and the environment; especially the chapter entitled 'A Land Ethic'."
* Levine, Jonathan. Zoned Out: Regulation, Markets, and Choices in Transportation and Metropolitan Land Use. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future, 2006.
* Logan, J.R. and H. L. Molotch. Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
* Lynch, Kevin. The image of the city. 1st MIT Press pbk.ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1964, c1960.
â€ś40 years later, still a highly influential text that guides and inspires urban designersâ€?
* Massey, Douglas and Nancy Denton. American Apartheid. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.
* Mumford, Lewis. The city in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospect. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1st ed.1961.
â€śa classic from a giant among 20th Century urbanists: an intellectual bridge between Ebenezer Howard and Patrick Geddes from the past and the modern regionalists.â€?
* Orfield, Myron. American metropolitics: the new suburban reality. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. 2002.
â€śa leading voice in the call for greater regional/metropolitan equity between city and suburb.â€?
* Pollan, Michael. The omnivoreâ€™s dilemma : a natural history of four meals. New York: Penguin Press, 2006.
* Rybczynski, Witold. City life: urban expectations in a new world. New York: Scribner. 1995.
* Sandercock, Leonie. Towards cosmopolis: planning for multicultural cities. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
â€śexplores how cosmopolitan cities responds to the economic, political and cultural demands and needs of so many diverse, and sometimes opposing groups.â€?
* Shatkin, Gavin. Collective Action and Urban Poverty Alleviation: Community Organizations and the Struggle for Shelter in Manila. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.
* Sorkin, Michael. Variations on a theme park: the new American city and the end of public space. New York: Hill and Wang. 2nd ed 2002.
â€śa lively, accessible anthology on postmodern urban America and the privatization of public space.â€?
* Sugrue, Thomas J. The origins of the urban crisis: race and inequality in postwar Detroit. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1996.
â€śa modern classic and a compelling read on the decline of Detroit and the connection between segregation, housing markets and workplacesâ€?
* Thomas, June Manning. Redevelopment and race: planning a finer city in postwar Detroit. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1997.
* Wilson, William J. When work disappears: the world of the new urban poor. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House Inc. 1996.