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This book was suggested to me by a friend. He had to read it as part of an urban design class in college. Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by Mike Hathorne
This book fundamentally changed how I think about how are cities are constructed and how they function. Read morePublished on August 25, 2010 by Jordan L. Rockwell
I bought this book because I wanted an introduction to urban studies without having to slog through a dry, academic textbook. Read morePublished on September 27, 2007 by P.K. Ryan
Marshall does an exceptional job of telling readers that the form of our cities is based strongly on the choices (and tradeoffs) we make, be they governmental, transportation,... Read morePublished on December 21, 2006 by W. J. McCarley
I give this book five stars.
It's a good resource for refuting the New Urbanist horse pucky, and I've seen those ideas crash and burn exactly as he describes. Read more
For a beginner Public Administration Masters student, this text provided an excellent intro into some far reaching subjects. Read morePublished on March 22, 2006 by Brian Albro
The author and I had the good fortune to grow up in cities shaped by the street car. Even though the cars were going or gone by the 1950's, many cities retained the urban patterns... Read morePublished on August 6, 2005 by dennis hansel
Any movement needs to be discussed and his points are well taken. I live in the Portland metro area and am planning on purchasing in a New Urbanist community, but as planning... Read morePublished on May 14, 2005 by Matyowynne
I have to disagree with the opinions of some of the reviews presented here and give this book two stars - mainly for its smooth narrative style and nothing more. Read morePublished on January 28, 2005 by Oscar Milewski