Find Free Books of Urban Planning!

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

The online world has many free resources to build your background knowledge.

Click on the links to find the pdfs of well-known books in urban planning!

 

Alexander, Christopher

  • A Pattern Language

https://arl.human.cornell.edu/linked%20docs/Alexander_A_Pattern_Language.pdf

https://www.academia.edu/39102604/A_Pattern_Language_Towns_Buildings_Construction


Florida, Richard

  • The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327796430_Richard_Florida_The_new_urban_crisis_how_our_cities_are_increasing_inequality_deepening_segregation_and_failing_the_middle_class-and_what_we_can_do_about_it_Basic_Books_2017_USD_2000_352pp_ISBN_978-0-

Gehl, Jan

  • Life between Buildings

https://www.academia.edu/29430383/jan_Gehl_Life_Between_Buildings

https://kupdf.net/download/jan-gehl-life-between-buildingspdf_59d293dd08bbc53f7868720b_pdf

  • Cities for People

http://www.petkovstudio.com/bg/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/170330_Public-Presentation_Henriette-Vamberg-Gehl_lc.pdf

http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/cities_for_people.pdf


Hall, Peter

  • Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

https://www.perlego.com/book/997777/cities-of-tomorrow-an-intellectual-history-of-urban-planning-and-design-since-1880-pdf


Jacobs, Jane

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

http://www.petkovstudio.com/bg/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/The-Death-and-Life-of-Great-American-Cities_Jane-Jacobs-Complete-book.pdf

https://www.buurtwijs.nl/sites/default/files/buurtwijs/bestanden/jane_jacobs_the_death_and_life_of_great_american.pdf


Lynch, Kevin

  • Image of the city

https://www.miguelangelmartinez.net/IMG/pdf/1960_Kevin_Lynch_The_Image_of_The_City_book.pdf


Mumford, Lewis

  • The City in History

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337306873_Lewis_Mumford_1961_The_City_in_History_its_origins_its_transformations_and_its_prospect_Harcurt_Brace_WorldNew_York

  • The Culture of Cities

https://monoskop.org/images/5/5a/Mumford_Lewis_The_Culture_of_Cities.pdf


Smith, Adam

  • The Wealth of Nations

https://www.ibiblio.org/ml/libri/s/SmithA_WealthNations_p.pdf

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-448j-darwin-and-design-fall-2003/readings/lecture8.pdf


Speck, Jeff

  • Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

https://www.scribd.com/book/182533995/Walkable-City-How-Downtown-Can-Save-America-One-Step-at-a-Time?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google_search&utm_campaign=Google_DSA_NB_All&utm_device=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkvTgmpSZ8QIVwhwrCh09fAM1EAMYASAAEgK3n_D_BwE

  • Suburban nation: The Rise of Sprawl and Decline of the American Dream

https://onepenn.gse.upenn.edu/sites/default/files/webform/pdf-suburban-nation-the-rise-of-sprawl-and-the-decline-of-the-americ-andres-duany-elizabeth-plater-zyberk-jeff-speck-pdf-download-free-book-34eac17.pdf


Whyte, William

  • The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

https://www.academia.edu/38809877/The_social_life_of_the_small_urban_space

https://www.informalscience.org/sites/default/files/VSA-a0a1v6-a_5730.pdf

 

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