In this excerpt from her new book, "Before the Lights Go Out" author Maggie Koerth-Baker warns of the converging crises of peak oil and climate change on suburban areas.
Apr 3, 2012 Scientific American
Eric Jaffe interviews Jarrett Walker, the author of a new, nonpartisan treatise on thinking rationally about transit.
Mar 11, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
In reviewing a handful of new books looking at cities and how they work, this piece from <em>The New Yorker</em> glosses over the current thinking behind the urban conversation and wonders if city celebration has gone too far.
Jun 21, 2011 The New Yorker
In his new book "Triumph of The City," Glaeser gives high regard to high-density urbanism and the city but criticizes planners and historic preservationists for over-regulation in land use planning.
Feb 17, 2011 WashingtonCityPaper
New York City has released a new handbook of its zoning regulations in an illustrated, easily-comprehensible guide.
Feb 8, 2011 The New York Times
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne begins a year-long series reading and reviewing 25 books all about L.A.
Feb 2, 2011 Los Angeles Times
<em>The Polis Blog</em> presents a huge list of "urban favorites" -- songs, movies, initiatives and places that explain or highlight the best of the world's urban areas.
Jan 15, 2011 The Polis Blog
Jarrett Murphy reviews The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs" by Roberta Brandes Gratz, and concludes that it is a nuanced interpretation of the classic showdown.
Jan 13, 2011 City Limits
Ben Brown reviews Dhiru Thadani's new book, The Language of Towns and Cities. Weighing in at 800 pages, this encyclopedic urban design dictionary defines planning terms with extensive graphics.
Dec 6, 2010 PlaceShakers
Norman Weinstein of The Architectural Record selects his favorite architecture books of the year, which range from a coming-of-age memoir to a treatise on Turkish art and architecture.
Dec 4, 2010 ArchNewsNow