Perhaps this has already been addressed more thoroughly and poetically in a different thread (if so, please redirect) but I've done some searches and haven't really found a definitive thread on the great books on urban planning or the built environment. Try to limit the list to around five books and if you want you can give a little synopsis of what you like about the book. As a common citizen who is interested in city planning but is not an actual planner, books are all I really have right now as far as an urban environment education. I'd like to use the lists put up to help make my future reading list/s and this thread could also be the definitive thread on urban books. So, no, it's not just a clever title (hopefully).