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  1. #1
    Sep 2009
    STL / DEN

    Book recommendations

    This is my first post and am not sure if I am placing it in the right board but here goes...

    I've recently applied to UC-Denver's Urban and Regional Planning Program and (assuming I am accepted) will begin classes this spring semester. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate and Construction Management with minors in Economics and Legal Studies.

    Anyways as a native of St. Louis I greatly enjoyed reading Colin Gordon's book Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. Great historical narrative of the history of St. Louis and examines its challenges, poor vision and planning, controversial policies, and attempts at revitalization.

    I'd be interested in reading a historical/planning type book on the evolution of Denver and the front range region. Essentially I want to be a more informed citizen of the place I reside.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated... thanks!

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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc
    Not a book:
    An in-depth narrative history of Denver by Thomas J. Noel

    The One (UCD alum) should agree with me anything by Dr. Thomas Noel is worth reading.

    There is Dr. Thomas Noel's recommendations:
    Dr. Colorado's Top Ten Reading List of Books About Denver and Colorado

    By the way I am an UCD grad '91.

    Dr. Thomas Noel's website: http://drcolorado.auraria.edu/
    Last edited by JNA; 28 Sep 2009 at 10:37 PM.
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  3. #3
    Sep 2009
    STL / DEN
    I appreciate the suggestions... thank you. I'm looking forward to beginning my time at UCD.

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