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    Suggest some planning books

    I have before me the latest APA planning book cataloge. This year for Christmas, I've decided to mix the fun and useless desires with some useful suggestions. For the useful stuff, I'm going to ask Mrs. Coragus to order me two or three books.

    Oh, Great Cyburbians, what books do you suggest I ask for? I'm not locked into any one type of planning, so I'm pretty open to all planning suggestions.

    Thanks!
    What do you mean I can't plan? My SimCity has 300,000 people with a 99% happiness rating!

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    Do you have the Green Book ?

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Do you have the Green Book ?
    Oh yeah, I bought that a few years ago.
    What do you mean I can't plan? My SimCity has 300,000 people with a 99% happiness rating!

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    "The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil", by George Saunders.

    Its Library of Congress category is "Planning and Zoning".

    It is fiction, satire, very short and very funny, about a country so small that all its inhabitants can't fit inside its boundaries at the same time, so they have to rotate.

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    City Comforts by David Sucher

    Its a neat little urban design book
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    Are you limited to the APA catalog? If not, "The New Civic Art" by Duany is a MUST have!

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    McHarg, Ian L. (1992) Design With Nature: John Wiley & Sons

    Blow your mind

    Others here

    these are some of the ones we have to read for urban analysis that I like. Journals and books a mix

    Delaney, David. (1998) Race, Place and the Law: 1836-1948, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX
    (Chapter 1-28 – but focus on pp. 5-25).

    Gold, John & Revill, George (2004) Representing the Environment, Routledge, London (Chapter 7,pp.
    181-211).

    Schön, Donald & Rein, Martin (1994) Frame Reflection: Towards the Resolution of Intractable Policy
    Controversies, Basic Books, NY. (Chapter 2 ‘Policy Controversies as Frame Conflicts’ pp. 21-36)
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    Davis, Mike (1992) City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, Vintage, London (Chapter 4, 232-
    44).

    Jacobs, Jane (1972)(1961) The Death and Life of Great American Cities: A Failure of Town Planning,
    Penguin, Harmondsworth (Chapter 2, pp. 39-65).

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