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Monday, August 22, 2011

Brilliant Must-Have List -Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities | Brain Pickings


Me - I wouldn't put Florida's book as #1 as there's are critically convincing arguments against many of his assumptions. The rest of the list is wonderful & I'm tracking down the books I don't have.

Maria Popova's article is worth reading with great summaries & images from these works. Thank You!

Lewis Mumford's The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

The Zinester’s Guide to NYC

John Kasarda & Greg Lindsay's Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next

Edward Glaeser's In Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Witold Rybczynski's Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities

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