Urban Design & Development

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  1. Book ImageThe Urban Design Handbook: Techniques and Working Methods

    Urban Design Associates

    Second Edition

    The go-to guide for the practice of sustainable urbanism, updated to include new case studies and analytic tools.More

  2. Book ImageUrgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

    Bridgette Meinhold

    Disaster-proof, environmentally friendly housing solutions for a changing climate.More

  3. Book ImageThe Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities

    Alexander Garvin

    Can planners—or anyone—improve a neighborhood, city, suburb, or region? Planning does work: this book explains how.More

  4. Book ImageUnderstanding Green Building Materials

    Traci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass, Jessica McNaughton

    A companion to Understanding Green Building Guidelines, this primer explains green building products—what they are and how to choose them.More

  5. Book ImagePlanning and Community Development: A Guide for the 21st Century

    Norman Tyler, Robert M. Ward

    An ideal introduction to community planning for students, planners, local officials, community leaders, and citizens.More

  6. Book ImageGreening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement

    Carl Stein

    Greening Modernism addresses the interrelationships between sustainability, architectural preservation, and the Modern movement and places these issues into historical perspective.More

  7. Book ImageGarden Guide: New York City

    Nancy Berner, Susan Lowry, Joseph De Sciose

    Revised Edition

    A horticultural escape and guided tour through all the best- and little-known gardens in New York City’s five boroughs.More

  8. Book ImageFrederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts

    Robert Twombly

    An anthology of the key writings of the best-known and arguably most prolific landscape architect in U.S. history.More

  9. Book ImageKey Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations

    Richard Weston

    Second Edition

    An analysis of influential work by seminal architects, including Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, and Rem Koolhaas.More

  10. Book ImageInclusive Housing: A Pattern Book: Design for Diversity and Equality

    Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Edward Steinfeld, Jonathan White

    An invaluable resource for designing communities that accommodate social diversity and provide equitable opportunities for all residents.More

  11. Book ImageFour Florida Moderns: The Architecture of Alberto Alfonso, René González, Chad Oppenheim, and Guy Peterson

    Saxon Henry

    A colorful survey explores the diverse styles of the arbiters of modernism in Florida.More

  12. Book ImageThe Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation

    Steven W. Semes

    A comprehensive and eloquent argument for “new traditional” architecture that preserves the style and character of historic buildings.More

  13. Book ImageParks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape

    Lynden B. Miller

    An inspirational and practical book about the benefits of enhancing cities with well-planted gardens, parks, and streets.More

  14. Book ImageUnderstanding Green Building Guidelines: For Students and Young Professionals

    Traci Rose Rider

    Summarizes the main issues and strategies of the forceful and fast-paced green building movement.More

  15. Book ImageThe Municipal Art Society of New York: 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan

    Francis Morrone, Matthew A. Postal, Robin Lynn, Et Al.

    Highlights of architecture, preservation, urban planning, and public art described by two experienced guides, with pictures, route maps, and transit information.More

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