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.”
I highly recommend two books on Vancouver that couldn’t be more different.
Original broadcast May 2004. Jane Jacobs, visionary, activist, and guru of urban planning, talks about her last book, Dark Age Ahead
This book reminds us that Jacobs never meant for her ideas to be used to blindly proscribe or protest how cities are planned.