Top Books Selection Criteria

The Planetizen Book Lists are subjective lists. Titles are nominated by Planetizen readers, editors, professionals and academics. Planetizen editors make the final determination about which titles will appear on the Planetizen Book Lists based on the quality and number of nominations received for a particular title. In order to qualify for inclusion on the Planetizen Book Lists, the title should meet the following criteria:

  1. The title is considered by the urban planning community to be a "must-read" title for urban planning and development professionals.
  2. The title is currently in-print, and available on either Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.
  3. The title is generally acknowledged to be directly relevant to the field of urban planning.