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Planning Books

Feature
January 19, 2021, 12pm PST
Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
Josh Stephens
Feature
November 30, 2020, 8am PST
The public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic upended all the normal day-today routines this year. At least there are plenty of great urban planning books to read.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
Feature
October 29, 2020, 5am PDT
An excerpt from a new book by Josh Stephens, "The Urban Mystique: Notes on California, Los Angeles, and Beyond," published by Solimar Books.
Josh Stephens
Feature
October 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
An excerpt from the new book by Shane Phillips, "The Affordable City," published by Island Press.
Shane Phillips
October 21, 2020, 10am PDT
Andre M. Perry’s "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities" reveals the web of historical and contemporary socioeconomic barriers that maintain the racial wealth divide.
Shelterforce Magazine
Feature
April 21, 2020, 5am PDT
Software and other fields have made brilliant progress with the pattern language methodology, while built environment fields lag badly, mired in parochial debates over the massive book that invented the methodology.
Michael Mehaffy
Blog post
March 16, 2020, 12pm PDT

In "A History of Street Networks," Lawrence Aurbach discusses the intellectual movements driving the growth of suburban-style street design.

Michael Lewyn
March 13, 2020, 7am PDT
A book review of a book published this year with the title, "The Art of Classic Planning: Building Beautiful and Enduring Communities," offers stinging criticism of the past and present of planning.
The American Conservative
July 10, 2019, 7am PDT
Ian McHarg's groundbreaking book was published 50 years ago.
WHYY
Feature
September 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
2016 has produced an eclectic, imitative mix of titles to the urban library.
Josh Stephens
September 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
Books! Maps! Data! Renderings! What more could you want from one week?
Planetizen
August 29, 2016, 8am PDT
What better way to prepare for the city of Boston's first comprehensive planning process in over 50 years that a list of some of the best books on the subject of planning?
Boston.com