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!
A Pattern Language
The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It
Life between Buildings
Cities for People
Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Image of the city
The City in History
The Culture of Cities
The Wealth of Nations
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Suburban nation: The Rise of Sprawl and Decline of the American Dream
The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
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