Books for Urban Planners!

A Listmania! list by Michael P McCabe (New York City)
The list author says: "Looking for some practical, hands-on books on smart growth, urban planning, and New Urbanism? Look no further...this list has some of the leading books and authors from McGraw-Hill, including Andrés Duany, Peter Katz, Alexander Garvin, Jeff Speck, Pedro Ortiz, Stephen Mouzon, and more."
The American City: What Works, What Doesn't
1.  The American City: What Works, What Doesn't by Alexander Garvin
The list author says:
  "In the Third Edition of The American City: What Works, What Doesn't, award-winning city planner and renowned urban scholar Alexander Garvin examines more than 350 programs and projects that have been implemented nationwide in 150 cities and suburbs, evaluates their successes and failures, and offers relevant lessons learned from them."
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The Art of Shaping the Metropolis
2.  The Art of Shaping the Metropolis by Pedro B. Ortiz
The list author says:
  "A proven approach for addressing explosive metropolitan growth in an integrated and holistic manner. This timely guide offers a methodical system for addressing the crucial issues facing governments, professionals, the private and public sectors, developers, stakeholders, and inhabitants of twenty-first-century metropolises."
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Charter of the New Urbanism
3.  Charter of the New Urbanism by Emily Talen
The list author says:
  "This pioneering guide explains how to restore urban centers, reconfigure sprawling suburbs, conserve environmental assets, and preserve our built legacy."
$45.70   Used & New from: $27.01
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Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition: A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design
4.  Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition: A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design by Barry W. Starke
The list author says:
  "For more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture. Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation of the profession."
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The Smart Growth Manual
5.  The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany
The list author says:
  "The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies. -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco""
$18.97   Used & New from: $5.74
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Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis, and Design
6.  Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis, and Design by Walter M. Hosack
The list author says:
  "Introduces the language of city design with 40 forecast models that predict the choices available to shelter human activity within limits. This expanded ability to compare options in a shorter time frame will lead to more informed leadership and investment."
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To Build New York: 100 Years of Infrastructure
7.  To Build New York: 100 Years of Infrastructure by David Kusnet
The list author says:
  "A spectacular blend of photographs, facts, anecdotes, and personal stories that tell how the world's greatest city was built!"
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The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community
8.  The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community by Peter Katz
The list author says:
  ""A must for architecture and urban planning collections, and suitable for the general reader. --Library Journal""
$62.80   Used & New from: $2.24
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Greening Brownfields: Remediation Through Sustainable Development
9.  Greening Brownfields: Remediation Through Sustainable Development by William Sarni
The list author says:
  "This forward-looking resource discusses sustainable remediation methods for converting a land liability into a high-value asset, and presents best practices and creative thinking on how to increase property value by viewing contaminated sites as lucrative opportunities."
$64.27   Used & New from: $25.50

Community By Design: New Urbanism for Suburbs and Small Communities
10.  Community By Design: New Urbanism for Suburbs and Small Communities by Kenneth B. Hall
The list author says:
  ""...provide[s] valuable information that...can provide planners, designers, and citizens with information for making more educated community design decisions." --Landscape Architecture"
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Greening Existing Buildings (McGraw-Hill's Greensource)
11.  Greening Existing Buildings (McGraw-Hill's Greensource) by Jerry Yudelson
The list author says:
  "This GreenSource guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings."
$62.33   Used & New from: $6.11
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Inside the Civano Project (GreenSource Books): A Case Study of Large-Scale Sustainable Neighborhood Development (McGraw-Hill's Greensource)
12.  Inside the Civano Project (GreenSource Books): A Case Study of Large-Scale Sustainable Neighborhood Development (McGraw-Hill's Greensource) by C. Alan Nichols
The list author says:
  "This GreenSource book offers a complete survey of Civano, the largest high-performance mixed-use community in the United States. Located in Tucson, Arizona, Civano encompasses high standards of resource conservation, sustainability, and solar energy use."
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Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design
13.  Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design by Donald Watson
The list author says:
  "Featuring articles by authoritative urban design scholars and practitioners, this is a comprehensive, meticulously researched compendium of every aspect of the physical design of cities and other urban places, including communities and civic and public places."
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Traditional Construction Patterns: Design and Detail Rules-of-Thumb
14.  Traditional Construction Patterns: Design and Detail Rules-of-Thumb by Stephen A. Mouzon
The list author says:
  ""Steve Mouzon ... has produced a manual that is clear, easy to use, and targeted to the most common errors ... Traditional architects can now sweep their own house clean." -- Andres Duany"
$43.16   Used & New from: $24.70
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Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition
15.  Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition by Thomas Russ
The list author says:
  "Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED."
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Land Development Handbook
16.  Land Development Handbook by Dewberry
The list author says:
  "Land Development Handbook provides a step-by-step approach to any type of project, from rural greenfield development to suburban infill to urban redevelopment,providing the latest information regarding green technologies and design."
$126.08   Used & New from: $99.64
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