Books

June 10, 2010, 11am PDT
A review of the new book, <em>Two Billion Cars: Driving Towards Sustainability</em>, which argues that cleaner cars are the future of transportation and barely mentions bicycling, walking or transit.
re:place Magazine
January 25, 2010, 7am PST
Laredo, Texas is losing its only bookstore, a B. Dalton (the chain is going out of business).
CNN
Blog post
January 4, 2010, 10am PST

With vacations upon us many students have been asking me what they should read over the winter break. Certainly it is possible to catch up with planning classics and thought-provoking books and several earlier blogs have highlighted these options. However,for those wanting to escape and learn something as well, a number of mystery authors write books that both investigate crimes and evoke a sense of place. The following list highlights just some of this range—there are hundreds more of course (and if you scroll for the bottom you will find links to other lists).

Ann Forsyth
December 9, 2009, 12pm PST
Norman Weinstein, architecture writer for The Christian Science Monitor, picks his top ten books on architecture that came out in 2009.
ArchNewsNow.com
Feature
November 24, 2008, 5am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its eighth annual list of the ten best books in the planning field. With titles covering some of the most timely issues in planning, the list gives readers an overview of the best ideas and writing in the field.
Abhijeet Chavan
Blog post
June 29, 2008, 2pm PDT

Lastmonth’s blog outlined how to find books recommended by many planners—important,classic, or accessible.

However,summer is also a time to push your viewpoint a bit further. For those wantingreadings that might push you tothink differently about planning, the following lists are useful startingpoints. (And a note to planners—we need more of these lists reflecting different placesand people and issues!)

Ann Forsyth
May 30, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Gina Olszowski's first book focuses on the personal stories of rural residents impacted by sprawl.</p>
The Beacon News
Blog post
May 28, 2008, 7am PDT

As the northern summer starts, one of the questions I am asked most frequently by current and prospective planning students is: what should I read? A number of resources are available to answer this question. This month I look at general planning readings for a North American audience but in coming months I’ll explore readings about global planning issues, planning methods, and planning classics.

For those wanting an overview of planning issues, the following lists are good places to start:

Ann Forsyth
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