100 libros destacados sobre ciudad según Brent Toderian


Brent Toderian es un destacado urbanista canadiense, que ha asesorado a ciudades de todo el mundo entre las que están Auckland, Buenos Aires, Copenhague, Groningen, Helsinki, Medellín, Nueva York, Oslo, Perth, Rotterdam y Sydney. Además de ser el encargado de los planes de diseño urbano de varias ciudades canadienses.

Consultado por el sitio Planetizen, Toderian seleccionó, entre los libros de su extensa biblioteca sobre urbanismo, los que para él son los 100 mejores libros sobre ciudad o más bien sus favoritos, porque reconoce que el termino “mejor”es bastante subjetivo.

También aclara que el número en que está puesto cada libro en el ranking, no hay que tomárselo muy enserio, pero que sin embargo se acerca al orden que él cree debería tener.

100. Sustainable Communities
Sim Van der Ryn and Peter Calthorpe

99. Design with Nature
Ian McHarg

98. Ecocities
Richard Register

97. Highline: the Inside Story of New York City’s Park In The Sky
David and Hammond

96. The Geography of Nowhere
James Howard Kunstler

95. Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination
Lance Berelowitz

94. Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future
Matt Hern

93. Building Barcelona
Peter Rowe

92. Cities Back from the Edge: New Life For Downtown
Roberta Brandes Gratz and Norman Mintz

91. Urban Design and the Bottom Line: Optimizing the Return on Perception
Dennis Jerke, Douglas Porter, Terry Lassar

90. Delirious New York
Rem Koolhaas

89. The Shape of the City: Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning
John Sewell

88. Sprawl Repair Manual
Galina Tachieva

87. Public Sydney: Drawing the City
Thalis and Cantrill

86. Agricultural Urbanism
Janine de la Salle and Mark Holland

85. Learning from Las Vegas
Robert Venturi et al

84. Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities
Southworth and Ben-Joseph

83. Cities and Natural Process
Michael Hough

82. Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture
Witold Rybczynski

81. The Principles of Green Urbanism: Transforming the City for Sustainability
Steffen Lehmann

80. Smart Cities
Anthony Townsend (it’s this high because I haven’t finished reading it!)

79. Civilizing American Cities
Frederick Law Olmsted

78. City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
P.D. Smith

77. The New City
John Lorinc

76. Designing Community: Charrettes,Master Plans and Form-Based Codes
David Walters

75. The Option of Urbanism
Christopher Leinberger

74. City Making in Paradise: Nine Decisions that Saved Vancouver
Mike Harcourt and Ken Cameron

73. The Wealth of Cities
John Norquist

72. The Geography of Hope
Chris Turner

71. The Great Good Place
Ray Oldenburg

70. Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City
Mikoleit & Purckhauer

69. The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space
Don Mitchell

68. The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development
Hank Dittmar and Gloria Ohland

67. The Fractured Metropolis
Jonathan Barnett

66. Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a City Builder
Ken Greenberg

65. Wrestling with Moses
Anthony Flint

64. E-Topia: “Urban Life, Jim – But Not As We Know It”
William Mitchell (& City of Bits)

63. The Next American Metropolis
Peter Calthorpe

62. Grand Urban Rules
Alex Lehnerer

61. The Language of Towns and Cities: A Visual Dictionary
Dhiru Thadani

60. Public Places Urban Spaces: The Dimensions of Urban Design
Matthew Carmona, Tim Heath, Taner Oc, Steve Tiesdell

59. Cities are Good for You: the Genius of the Metropolis
Leo Hollis

58. Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change
Peter Calthorpe

57. A Country of Cities: a Manifesto for an Urban America
Vishaan Chakrabarti

56. Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form
Loukaitou-Sideris & Banerjee

55. The Pedestrian Pocketbook: a New Suburban Design Strategy
Doug Kelbaugh

54. The Old Way of Seeing
Jonathan Hale

53. Green Metropolis
David Owen

52. City Comforts: How to Build and Urban Village
David Sucher

51. Global City Blues
Daniel Solomon

50. People Places: Design Guidelines for Urban Open Space
Cooper Marcus & Francis

49. Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs
Dunham-Jones and Williamson

48. Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Patrick Condon

47. The New Civic Art
Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Alminana

46. Sustainable Transportation Planning
Jeffrey Tumlin

45. Triumph of the City
Edward Glaeser

44. Who’s Your City
Richard Florida

43. Perverse Cities
Pamela Blais

42. The Public Face of Architecture: Civic Culture and Public Spaces
Nathan Glazer and Mark Lilla

41. Cities of Tomorrow
Peter Hall

40. Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature
Douglas Farr

39. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
McDonough and Braungart

38. Visualizing Density
Julie Campoli and Alex MacLean

37. Suburban Nation
Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck

36. Eco-Urbanity: Towards Well Mannered Built Environments
Darko Radovic

35. Le Pieton Dans la Ville/Walking in the City: Sharing Public Space
Jean-Jacques Terrin

34. Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being and Sustainability
Dannenberg et al

33. Good City Form
Kevin Lynch

32. The Vancouver Achievement
John Punter

31. Livable Streets
Donald Appleyard

30. The City in History
Lewis Mumford (and The Culture of Cities, The Highway and the City, The Urban Prospect, etc)

29. Town Spaces
Rob Krier
(or Urban Space por Rob Krier, no pude decidir cual me gustaba más)

28. New Design Cities
Commerce Design Montreal

27. Design for Ecological Democracy
Randolph Hester

26. The American Vitruvius: An Architects Handbook of Civic Art
Hegemann and Peets

25. Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change
Reid Ewing, Keith Bartholomew, Steve Winkelman, Jerry Walters, and Don Chen

24. The Great Reset
Richard Florida

23. Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Charles Montgomery

22. The Power Broker – Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Robert A. Caro

21. The High Cost of Free Parking
Donald Shoup

20. Straphanger: Saving our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Taras Grescoe

19. Human Transit
Jarrett Walker

18. City Cycling
Pucher & Buehler

17. Walkable City
Jeff Speck

16. Cerdà and the Barcelona of the Future: Reality versus Project
Ajuntament de Barcelona

15. Modern Civic Art, or The City Made Beautiful
Charles Mulford Robinson

14. Cities and the Wealth of Nations
Jane Jacobs

13. The City Shaped (& su compañero, The City Assembled)
Spiro Kostof

12. The Creative City
Charles Landry

11. Town Planning in Practice
Raymond Unwin

10. Life Between Buildings
Jan Gehl

9. The Image of the City
Kevin Lynch

8. Townscape
Gordon Cullen

7. The Art of Building Cities
Camillo Sitte

6. A Pattern Language
Christopher Alexander et al (& su serie completa, incluyendo A New Theory of Urban Design; The Timeless Way of Building, etc.)

5. City: Rediscovering The Center
William H. Whyte

4. Great Streets
Allan Jacobs

3. The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Jane Jacobs

2. The Art of City Making
Charles Landry

1. Cities for People
Jan Gehl

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