I love cities…
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The Science of Cities
Santa Fe Instutute.
Books on Cities
Thanks to my master’s in Urban and Regional Planning, this is a very difficult list for me to compile.
The City in History: It’s origins, It’s Transformations, and It’s Prospects by Lewis Mumford. Mr. Mumford is a hero of mine, his clarity of mind and prose are an inspiration.
Natures Metropolis – Simply the best history of how capitalist cities transform the environment around them. About the development of Chicago: Canals, Railroads, & NY financiers plus lumber, pigs, wheat, and supermarkets. Highly recommended, I can’t recommend this book more.
The Power Broker — This really the history of the most important Urban Planner in American History, who started out in the NY Park department building “Parkways”