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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

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

Gehl, Jan

  • Life between Buildings

  • Cities for People

Hall, Peter

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

Jacobs, Jane

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Lynch, Kevin

  • Image of the city

Mumford, Lewis

  • The City in History

  • The Culture of Cities

Smith, Adam

  • The Wealth of Nations

Speck, Jeff

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

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

Whyte, William

  • The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces


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