Can anyone recommend any good books on city planning in North America as a whole? I have bought Planning in the USA as recommended elsewhere on this forum and am still waiting for it to come in the mail. Really looking for a good book that shows how cities, specifically those on a grid system, can be effectively built, developed, radically changed, perhaps with some history on the choices made by urban planners today and reasoning behind it. I'm hoping that Planning in the USA covers some of this at least, but I would like a broader North American, or even a Canadian perspective since I live in Canada.
I really would just to learn more about effective city planning, what works, what doesn't, plus a bit of history basically.