Books

June 19, 2018, 6am PDT
Eminent urban scholar Richard Sennett populates Building and Dwelling with rich discussions of history, philosophy, and theory—as well as strolls through contemporary cities.
Los Angeles Review of Books
June 17, 2018, 9am PDT
Jason Segedy's review of a must-read for all planners interested in the subject of "Legacy Cities."
Notes from the Underground
June 6, 2018, 5am PDT
Introducing the Streetsblog Guide to Children's Books.
Streetsblog USA
Feature
May 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Mining the business world for lessons about the planning profession.
Chris Steins
May 2, 2018, 7am PDT
Longtime planner and journalist Bill Fulton took on a side-project in the 2000s: a seat on the city council and then mayorship of the city of Ventura, California. Fulton's new book Talk City offers a real-time account of local politics.
California Planning & Development Report
February 10, 2018, 7am PST
A new book tells the story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green and reflects on what the lives of the people in this public housing project have to say about the lives of all Americans.
South Side Weekly
January 24, 2018, 11am PST
Even in liberal states like California, government-sanctioned residential segregation persisted in the 20th century. In a recent talk in L.A., Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, charged planners with undoing this shameful legacy.
California Planning & Development Report
December 15, 2017, 12pm PST
An exclusive excerpt from former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter's new book "Mayor: The Best Job in Politics." Nutter is now Senior SP2 Fellow at the Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Penn IUR
October 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
Most cities know they need new development regulations, but it's much, much easier said than done.
At Lincoln House
May 31, 2017, 10am PDT
Journalist Peter Markowitz has written a provocative, and profoundly disingenuous, analysis of the causes and effects of gentrification in American cities. He sows division at a time that requires collaboration, writes Josh Stephens.
California Planning & Development Report
May 22, 2017, 1pm PDT
Focusing on the often-overlooked contributions of people of color to the built environment, Dr. Craig Wilkins from the University of Michigan shares his list of recommended reading.
Doggerel
Blog post
April 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
As the library of books on urbanism expands by the year, here are some fun, engaging titles for city nerds and non-nerds alike.
Josh Stephens
April 7, 2017, 9am PDT
A new graphic novel has magic to stir blood.
CityLab
Feature
March 27, 2017, 5am PDT
The author of the new book "Seeing the Better City" (Island Press) explains the importance of practiced skills of observation, and how a "vocabulary of looking" can be a foundation for participation in civic discussion.
Charles R. Wolfe
December 12, 2016, 2pm PST
The fourth annual edition of holiday gift ideas for that "plannerd" in your life, from L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
October 3, 2016, 9am PDT
Enabling local affections involves hard work from individuals, locally embedded institutions, a built environment scaled to people, and community-focused habits and practices.
Thriving Cities Blog
Feature
September 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
2016 has produced an eclectic, imitative mix of titles to the urban library.
Josh Stephens
September 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new book by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist digs into the consequences of a society driven by the automobile.
The New York Times
May 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
Next City shares news of a colorful new book for children that introduces the objects of a environmentally-friendly build environment.
Next City
April 25, 2016, 7am PDT
On bookshelves today, Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back provides inside baseball details of how the city of Detroit managed to recover from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Next City