The University of Pennsylvania Press recently released two books in urban planning and landscape design: Policy, Planning, and People: Promoting Justice in Urban Development, edited by Naomi Carmon and Susan S. Fainstein, and Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates by Karen M'Closkey.
Policy, Planning, and People: Promoting Justice in Urban Development
Naomi Carmon and Susan S. Fainstein, Editors
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series
"A fresh look at planning theory and practice, providing a comparative perspective with a focus on issues of equity and social justice."--Gary Hack, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Policy, Planning, and People presents original essays by leading authorities in the field of urban policy and planning. The volume includes theoretical and practice-based essays that integrate social equity considerations into state-of-the-art discussions of findings in a variety of planning issues.
Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates
A volume in the Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture series
"M'Closkey avoids the spurious dichotomies of design versus planning or art versus science, recognizing the complexity and ambiguity in Hargreaves' work. Original and thoughtful,Unearthed places designed landscapes in the context of theory, legal and economic issues, and the changing morphology of cities."--Kenneth Helphand, University of Oregon
Unearthed examines how one of America's most significant landscape architecture firms approaches the redesign of public places to meet a range of ecological and social needs. With more than one hundred and fifty color and black-and-white images, this study uncovers the methods behind many canonical works of international landscape design.
Both titles are available in hardcover and ebook from www.pennpress.org and other booksellers.