Cities for People on Planetizens Top 10 Books of 2010

Planetizen, the public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community, have published their ninth annual list of best books on urban planning, design and development. Among the Top 10 books published in 2010 is Professor Jan Gehls, Cities for People, published on Island Press.

Here is what Planetizen have to say about Cities for People:

“With a physician’s understanding of humanity, Jan Gehl is able to examine planning questions of the last forty years with impressive clarity and focus. His ideals – rejection of ideology in favor of common sense, respect for people and scale – offer a panacea to many of the environmental and health crises faced in urban areas across the globe. This volume is organized succinctly, first into sections focused on human responses to locations and then, as it becomes progressively more practical, cities themselves. There is a careful blend of analysis and case study throughout, providing a backdrop to Gehl’s tenets of urban living, which are disseminated at junctures within chapters.”

Among the other noteworthy books on the ist are:

What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane JacobsStephen A. Goldsmith and Lynn Elizabeth, Editors

Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About CitiesBy Witold Rybczynski

Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban SpacesBy Sharon Zukin

Check out Planetizens full top 10 books list here.

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