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    Good Places to Start

    Being a neophyte to the UP universe, I'd like to catch up on some literature, or knowledge that I'll need before going to grad school. I'm currently Cities and Society, a collection of urban studies essays. The essays are interesting, but I need more than PhD dissertations. Are there any specific books that serve as good practical primers?

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    These book lists have good cross-over value:

    UC Berkeley "Recommended Book-list for Applicants"
    http://www-laep.ced.berkeley.edu/laep/admissions/

    University of Washington "SUGGESTED READING LIST"
    http://www.caup.washington.edu/larch...ng/reading.php
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    When I first started in planning I thought that the book "The Job of the Practicing Planner" was very useful. It's published by the American Planning Association so it was developed for the public sector planner in the U.S. James Kunstler's "The Geography of Nowhere" was helpful in identifying where the American planning system has failed communities.

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