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    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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    Not a book:
    An in-depth narrative history of Denver by Thomas J. Noel
    http://www.denvergov.org/AboutDenver..._narrative.asp

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

    There is Dr. Thomas Noel's recommendations:
    SUGGESTED READING
    Dr. Colorado's Top Ten Reading List of Books About Denver and Colorado
    http://www.denvergov.org/AboutDenver/more_suggested.asp

    By the way I am an UCD grad '91.

    Dr. Thomas Noel's website: http://drcolorado.auraria.edu/
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    I appreciate the suggestions... thank you. I'm looking forward to beginning my time at UCD.

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