Top Books

The New York Public Library's stone lions Patience and Fortitude have donned face masks to remind New Yorkers to wear face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Top Urban Planning Books of 2021

Planetizen's annual list of the top urban planning books of the year is here—maintaining a tradition that dates back to 2002.

November 26, 2021 - James Brasuell

Book in the Park

The Top Urban Planning Books of 2020

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.

November 30, 2020 - Josh Stephens

Los Angeles, California

The Top Urban Planning Books of the Decade

These 14 books, selected by Planetizen for lasting relevance and excellence in research and rhetoric, will continue to define the ambitions and the shortcomings of the urban planning field in the decade that was the 2010s.

December 2, 2019 - James Brasuell

Denver, Colorado

The Top Urban Planning Books of 2019

The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There's a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year's top planning books.

November 26, 2019 - Josh Stephens

Little Free Library

Top 10 Urban Planning Books - 2018

Planetizen's annual list of top books covers subjects in all varieties of planning: urban planning, community planning, environmental planning, and more.

November 26, 2018 - Josh Stephens

Library

Planetizen's Top Ten Books of 2017

Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2017 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.

November 30, 2017 - Josh Stephens

Coffee Shop with Books

Planetizen's Top Planning Books for 2017

Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2016 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.

November 30, 2016 - James Brasuell and Josh Stephens

Library Books

Top 10 Books - 2016

Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the ten best books in urban planning, design, and development published in 2015.

December 12, 2015 - James Brasuell and Josh Stephens

10 Books for Kids to Spark an Urban Imagination

Next City has published a list of ten "great picture books" that explore urban life for the curious and imaginative children in your life.

January 10, 2015 - Next City

Library

Top 10 Books - 2015

Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the ten best books in urban planning, design, and development published in 2014.

December 8, 2014 - James Brasuell

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.