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PaF

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What are your must read or favorite recently read planning related books?
Just looking for some good reading before I head to school in the fall. Thanks!
 

vaughan

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I see that you're in New York, but if you want a glimpse of planning in the West, give Chris Duerksen's "True West" a try... check it out on the APA website's book service.
 

otterpop

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vaughan said:
I see that you're in New York, but if you want a glimpse of planning in the West, give Chris Duerksen's "True West" a try... check it out on the APA website's book service.
I second that one.
 

DecaturHawk

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I'd recommend Erik Larson's Devil in the White City for its perspective on Daniel Burnham, the Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the effect the fair had on Chicago and urban development in the early part of the 1900's. Plus, the interwoven story of a serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims makes this a great page-turner.
 

JNL

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I have found this quite interesting (haven't finished it yet):

Behind the Gates: Life, Security and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America
by Setha Low
 
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