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A friend getting an urban policy degree asked if I could suggest some readings on urban design for her. I've recommended a couple already, but was interested to see what the forum has to say. Readings need not be related policy in any way; rather they should be related to architecture and urban design.
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions, I'm sure she'll appreciate it!
Everything by Jane Jacobs.
Jane Jacobs? Lololol.
Collage City//Design of Cities//Image of the City
Architecture of the City - Aldo Rossi
I haven't read that book access. The wiki(that's reliable, right?) mentions the city remembers it's past through "collective memory". Is that like cognitive image mapping, or....
Edmund Bacon, Design of Cities
John Reps, The Making of Urban America
Carol Willis, Form Follows Finance
For a practical but excellent overview of urban design in practice (although focused on the UK, completely relevant to urban design practice in general), I suggest the Urban Design Compendium publications which can be downloaded for free here:
Thanks, all! This is really great!
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