Top 5 Must Read Summer Books for Urbanists

I heard many recommendation this week in Denver about books to read. It felt appropriate to pull together my own list. The books on this list have all in one way or another positively effected my practice.  I’ve assembled these into my CNU Denver Top 5 Books for Urbanists. I hope you find time on a nice beach this summer to read a few of them.

The 5 books are…

Camillo Sitte: The Birth of Modern City Planning: With a translation of the 1889 Austrian edition of his City Planning According to Artistic Principles (Dover Books on Architecture)
Self-Sufficient Urbanism: A Vision of Contraction for the Non-Distant Future
The Architecture of Community
Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs
Who’s Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

It is worth mentioning one additional book as a bonus to those folks really looking to make a difference. It’s a quick read and well worth it. The Bonus book is…

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

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