The Death and Life of the Single Family House illustrates how densification allows residents to share the stimuli of the urban core.
It is not often that a graduate school project turns into a best-selling book, let alone a transformative infrastructure projects that is reshaping a large North American city. Yet, that is exactly what happened to Ryan Gravel when he envisioned a streetcar loop inside the Atlanta city limits connecting four …
Streetfight offers an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning city streets to work better for everybody that use them.
Tactical Urbanism provides permission for engaged community members to become key actors in the transformation of their neighbourhoods.
In Urban Acupuncture, Jaime Lerner outlines a method for initiating urban change through small, innovative interventions that target a specific challenge.
Urbanism Without Effort by Chuck Wolfe is a helpful book for urbanites to reflect on how their neighbourhoods have evolved, and how they might be improved.
Experienced urban practitioners and novice urbanists alike will find several new insights in Nan Ellin’s Good Urbansim.
If you ever hear someone say that Vancouver has no history, give them a copy of “The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver.”
Only if we embrace the facts of transit, and discover the opportunities they present, will our cities, and our transit, be human. —Jarrett Walker Whether you are transit geek, a SkyTrain rider or an interested citizen, you will learning something by reading Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit …
Jane Jacobs’ Death and Life of Great American Cities captures not just the rich density of urban life, but the craft of fiction.