April 29, 2015, 9am PDT
There are animals among us. Boars in Berlin, coyotes in Washington, D.C., and mountain lions in Los Angeles are just a few examples of the wildest populations moving to cities.
January 17, 2015, 5am PST
Emanuel Maiberg discusses an ongoing crisis in a simulated version of reality familiar to many planners—i.e., the homelessness problem in SimCity 4.
January 16, 2015, 6am PST
"The Urban Yoga Photo Book" is a new, Kickstarter-funded photo book that blends the beauty and grace of yoga with the grit and structure of urban settings.
December 28, 2014, 9am PST
A new book makes the case for vertical cities, following a 32-point manifesto about the needs of future cities.
May 7, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new book explains how suburban dwellers have built "zoning rules, housing covenants and other mechanisms" to protect "their privileged place in the residential pecking order."
January 22, 2013, 6am PST
Shannon Mattern visits a "a publishers’ enclave" that is seeking to reinvent Korean publishing, architecture and urban planning in the wetlands near the Demilitarized Zone.
April 3, 2012, 11am PDT
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.
March 11, 2012, 7am PDT
Eric Jaffe interviews Jarrett Walker, the author of a new, nonpartisan treatise on thinking rationally about transit.
June 21, 2011, 11am PDT
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.
February 17, 2011, 5am PST
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.
February 8, 2011, 12pm PST
New York City has released a new handbook of its zoning regulations in an illustrated, easily-comprehensible guide.
February 2, 2011, 9am PST
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne begins a year-long series reading and reviewing 25 books all about L.A.
January 15, 2011, 5am PST
<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.
January 13, 2011, 10am PST
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.
December 6, 2010, 12pm PST
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.
December 4, 2010, 11am PST
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.
November 22, 2010, 9am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2010. This year's selection includes some big names, some big ideas -- and a book called "Toilet."
November 12, 2010, 11am PST
I've gathered some of the best here, properly field tested by my boys, to help you with your holiday shopping list.
September 7, 2010, 10am PDT
A new book by Robert Gatje gives public squares and piazzas the coffee-table treatment, meticulously detailing what makes these historic spaces work.
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August 21, 2010, 5am PDT
Salon interviews author J.C. Hallman about his new book "In Utopia," which explores modern-day utopian projects and how they differ from those of the past.