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- Happy City: Transforming our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
- Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution by Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow
- The Death & Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
- Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places by Jeff Speck
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- Copenhagenize by Mikael Colville-Andersen
- Missing Middle Housing by Daniel G. Parolek
- Confessions of a Recovering Engineer by Charles L. Marohn, Jr.
- 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, by 2050 it will be 80%. According to urban planner Jan Gehl, if we are to make cities sustainable & livable for people we must re-imagine the very foundations of modern urban planning.
- A film of hope for sustainable societies. In the documentary ‘Why We Cycle’ we take a ride with ordinary cyclists & specialists. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, & on the organization of cities.
- In 1960, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture & planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ & architects’ reconfiguration of cities. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs & Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda.
- At the heart of every city is its citizens. Our perception of cities is slowly changing from a model of mathematical engineering to a human habitat where urban spaces have the potential to be healthy, attractive, interesting & efficient. In this series, urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world.
- “City Walk” is a unique series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, & in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values, & public space.