The City in History
Lewis Mumford’s massive historical study brings together a wide array of evidence–from the earliest group habitats to medieval towns to the modern centers of commerce (as well as dozens of black-and-white illustrations)–to show how the urban form has changed throughout human civilization.
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America
“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work. In Walkable City, he persuasively explains how to create rational urban spaces and improve quality of life by containing the number one vector of global environmental catastrophe: the automobile.”