These 14 books, selected by Planetizen for lasting relevance and excellence in research and rhetoric, will continue to define the ambitions and the shortcomings of the urban planning field in the decade that was the 2010s.
The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There’s a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year’s top planning books.
Architecture critic Paul Goldberger analyzes the evolution of baseball stadiums and celebrates their essential connection to cities in “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City.”
Capital City casts planners as lackeys, serving the forces of capitalism.
Planetizen’s annual list of top books covers subjects in all varieties of planning: urban planning, community planning, environmental planning, and more.
Palaces for the People takes a meandering journey through what Klinenberg calls “social infrastructure.”
Pastor acknowledges the urgency of the housing crisis and its relationship with — for better or worse — California’s new politics.
City life always wavers along continua that are bounded by unattainable poles, and so dualities run throughout Building and Dwelling.
An exhibit by Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez at the Museum of Modern Art invokes urban idealism at the same time that it serves as a foil for poverty and deprivation in the megacities of the developing world.
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2017 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.
For all the theorizing about Blade Runner, it’s worth asking not what Scott was saying about the future of Los Angeles (or of cities in general) but rather why he chose Los Angeles in the first place.
The all-time championship of uncertainty, politicking, and contentiousness surrounding a Los Angeles sports team goes to none other than the Dodgers.
A few weeks ago, Richard Florida assured me and a roomful of other journalists that “not everything is a neoliberal plot.” Tell it to Peter Moskowitz.
As the library of books on urbanism expands by the year, here are some fun, engaging titles for city nerds and non-nerds alike.
Today, many cities, and perhaps Florida himself, have become victims of their own success.
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2016 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.
No artist has ever depicted Los Angeles like Ed Ruscha. It’s worth a trip to San Francisco to see the de Young’s retrospective.
2016 has produced an eclectic, imitative mix of titles to the urban library.