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Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies   G.Z. Brown, Mark DeKay , paperback, Publication date: October 2000

 

Urban Design: Street & Square  by Cliff Moughtin James C. Moughtin, hardcover (out of print, available used), Published by:  Butterworth Architecture, Publication date: July 2000

 

Urban Design: The Architecture of Towns  by Paul D. Spreiregen, (out of print, available used), Published by:  McGraw-Hill

 

The New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning  Andres Duany, Ed. , Published by Rizzoli, Publication date: September, 2002

 

Charter of the New Urbanism  by Michael Leccese, Ed. , Published by McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, Publication date: November 22, 1999

 

Comeback Cities by Paul S. Grogan, Tony Proscio, Published by Westview, Publication date: December 4, 2001

 

The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition  by ames Howard Kunstler , Published by Free Press, Publication date: January 1, 2002

 

Smart Growth Manual   by Andres Duany, et al., Published by McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, Publication date: June 1, 2002

 

From Sprawl to Smart Growth by Robert H. Freilich, Published by ABA Publishing, Publication date: December, 1999

 

Smart Growth Tool Kit  by David O'Neill , book & video
Published by Urban Land Institute, Publication date: February 1, 2000

 

A Guide to Smart Growth: Shattering Myths, Providing Solutions  by Jane S. Shaw, Published by Heritage Foundation, Publication date: April 21, 2000

 

Solving Sprawl: Models of Smart Growth in Communities Across America , by F. Kaid Benfield, et al. , Published by Natural Resource Defense Council, Publication date: November, 2001

 

A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb , by Philip Langdon , first edition, hardcover
Published by University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: August, 1994

 

City Comforts: How to Build an Urban Village , by David Sucher , paperback, Published by City Comforts, Publication date: November 1, 1994
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape, by James Howard Kunstler , Reprint edition, paperback, Published by Touchstone Books, Publication date: July 1, 1994

Home to Nowhere: Remaking our Everyday World for the 21st Century by James Howard Kunstler, hardcover, 320 pages, Published by Simon & Schuster, Publication date: October 1, 1996

The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community by Peter Katz , hardcover, Published by McGraw-Hill, Publication date: December 1, 1993
The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream, by Peter Calthorpe , paperback, 175 pages, Published by Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: June 1993
Seaside, by Steven Brooke, hardcover, 128 pages
Published by Pelican Publishing Co., Publication date: March 1995

Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities , by Michael Southworth & Eran Ben-Joseph (Contributor) , hardcover, 184 pages, Published by McGraw-Hill, Publication date: August 1996

 

CNU Bibliography

Baldassare, Mark. Trouble in Paradise: The Suburban Transformation in America. Columbia University Press, 1998.

Barnett, Jonathan. The Elusive City: Five Centuries of Design, Ambition and Miscalculation. Harper & Row, 1986.

Barnet, Jonathan. The Fractured Metropolis: Improving the New City, Restoring the Old City, Reshaping the Region. Harper Collins, 1995.

Bentley, I. Alcock, A. Murrain, P. McGlynn, S. Smith, Responsive Environments: A Manual for Designers. Butterworth Helnemann Ltd, Oxford, England, 1985.

Berry, Jeffrey, et al. The Rebirth of Urban Democracy. Brookings Institution, 1993.

Beveridge, Charles E., et al. Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscapee. Rizzoli, 1995.

Brooke, Steven. Seaside . Pelican, 1995.

Buder, Stanley. Visionaries and Planners: The Garden City Movement and the Modern Community. Oxford University Press, 1990.

Burnham, Daniel. Plan of Chicago. Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.

Calthorpe, Peter. The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.

Downs, Anthony. New Visions for Metropolitan America. Brookings Institution/Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1994.

Downs, Anthony. Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion. Brookings Institution, 1992.

Duany, Andres and Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth. Towns and Townmaking Principles. Rizzoli, 1991.

Easterling, Keller. American Town Plans: A Comparative Time Line. Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.

Etzioni, Amitai. The Spirit of Community: The Reinvention of American Society. Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Fishman, Robert. Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. Basic Books, 1989.

Gehl, Jan. Life Between Buildings. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987.

Goddard, Stephen B. Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century. University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Hegemann, Werner and Peets, Elbert. American Vitruvius: An Architect's Handbook of Civic Art. Princeton Architectural Press, 1988.

Hiss, Tony. The Experience of Placee. Vintage Books, 1991.

Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. Oxford University Press, 1987.

Jacobs, Allan B. Great Streets. MIT Press, 1993.

Jacobs, Jane. Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life. Random House, 1985.

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Vintage Books, 1992.

Katz, Peter. The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community. McGraw-Hill, 1994.

Kelbaugh, Doug. The Pedestrian Pocket Book: A New Suburban Design Strategy. Princeton Architectural Press, 1989.

Kemmis, Daniel. Community and the Politics of Place. University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

Kemmis, Daniel. The Good City and The Good Life. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Kostof, Spiro. The City Assembled: The Elements of Urban Form through History. Bulfinch Press, 1992.

Kostof, Spiro. The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings through History. Bulfinch Press 1994.

Kunstler, James Howard. The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Kunstler, James Howard. Home from Nowhere: Remaking our Everyday World for the 21st Century. Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Langdon, Philip. A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb . Harper Perennial, 1995.

Lejeune, Jean-Francois (editor). The New City. Vol. 1 & 2. University of Miami School of Architecture/Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.

Longo, Gianni. A Guide to Great American Public Places. Urban Initiatives. 1996.

MacKaye, Benton. The New Exploration. University of Illinois Press, 1994.

McCamant, Kathryn and Durrett, Charles. CoHousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. Ten Speed Press, 1994.

Mohney, David. Seaside: Making a Town in America. Princeton Architectural Press, 1991.

Morrish, William. Planning to Stay. Milkweed Press, 1994.

Nelesson, Anton. Visions for a New American Dream: Process, Principles, and an Ordinance to Plan and Design Small Communities. Planners Press, 1993.

Oldenburg, Ray. The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, & other Hangouts at the Heart of Community. Paragon House, 1991.

Orfield, Myron. Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability. Brookings Institution/Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1997.

Pick, Maritza. The Sierra Club Guide to Community Organizing: How to Save your Neighborhood, City, or Town. Sierra Club Books, 1993.

Polyzoides, Stefanos, et al. Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles: A Typological Analysis. Princeton Architectural Press, 1992.

Reich, Robert B. The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism. Random House, 1992.

Rybczynski, Witold. City Life. Scribner, 1995.

Reps, John. The Making of Urban America. Princeton University Press, 1965.

Scully, Vincent. Architecture: The Natural and the Manmade. St. Martins Press, 1993.

Sennett, Richard. The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities. W.W. Norton, 1992.

Sennett, Richard. The Fall of Public Man. W.W. Norton, 1992.

Sewell, John. The Shape of the City: Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning. University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Solomon, Daniel. Rebuilding. Princeton Architectural Press, 1992. (out of print)

Sucher, David. City Comforts: How to Build an Urban Village. City Comforts Press, 1995.

Unwin, Raymond. Town Planning in Practice: An Introduction to the Art of Designing Cities and Suburbs. Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.

Van Der Ryn, Sim and Calthorpe, Peter. Sustainable Communities: A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns. Sierra Club Books, 1991.

Whyte, William. City: Rediscovering the Center. Anchor Books, 1990.

 

 2004 PLANetizen Top 10 List
10 most popular recent titles (published in 2003)

Husock, Howard.. America's Trillion Dollar Housing Mistake .

Peterson, Jon A.. The Birth of City Planning in the United States: 1840-1917 .

Hayden, Dolores. Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth 1820-2000 .

Rae, Douglas. City: Urbanism and its End .

Seasholes, Nancy S. Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston .

Solomon, Daniel. Global City Blues .

Hudnut III, William.. Halfway to Everywhere: A Portrait of America's First-Tier Suburbs .

Von Hoffman, Alexander. House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of America's Urban Neighborhoods .

Altshuler, Alan A., and Luberoff, David E.. Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment .

Scully, Vincent, selected by Neil Levine. Modern Architecture and Other Essays .

 

Work of Duany Plater-Zyberk

Joanna Lombard, Beth Dunlap. Dpz: The Architecture of Andres Duany & Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk . Princeton Architectural Press, 2002

Andres Duany, et al. Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl & the Decline of the American Dream . North Point Press, 2001

Andres Duany, et al. New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning . Rizzoli, 2003

Andres Duany, et al. Smart Growth Manual . McGraw-Hill Professional Press, 2004

Andres Duany, et al. Towns & Townmaking Principles . Rizzoli, 1992

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