Evolving Value


Massive Change

Bruce Mau

Phaidon Press Limited 2004


The Death and Life of

Great American Cities

Jane Jacobs

Vintage Book 1961


The Fractured Metropolis

Improving the New City

Restoring the Old City

Reshaping the Region

Jonathan Barnett

Westview Press 1995


Triumph of the City

How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us

Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

Edward Glaeser

The Penguin Press 2011


Urban Alchemy

Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD

New Village Press 2013


Cities for People

Jan Gehl

Island Press 2010


Walkable City

How Downtown Can Save America

One Step at a Time

Jeff Speck

Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012



Why We Drive the Way We Do

(And What It Says About Us)

Tom Vanderbilt

Vintage Books 2008


The Option of Urbanism

Investing in a New American Dream

Christopher B. Leinberger

Island Press 2009


Urban Sprawl and Public Health

Designing, Planning, and Building

For Healthy Communities

Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, Richard Jackson

Island Press 2004


The Agile City

Building Well-Being and Wealth

In an Era of Climate Change

James S. Russell

Island Press 2011


Design with Nature

Ian L. McHarg

John Wiley & Sons 1967 / 1992


The Power of Place

Urban Landscapes as Public History

Dolores Hayden

MIT Press 1995


The Secret Lives of Buildings

Edward Hollis

Picador 2009



Innovative Practice


The Shape of Green

Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design

Lance Hosey

Island Press 2012



Innovation Inspired by Nature

Janine M. Benyus

Harper Perennial 1997


Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way

We Make Things

William McDonough & Michael Braungart

North Point Press 2002


Sustainable Preservation

Greening Existing Buildings

Jean Carroon

John Wiley & Sons 2010


How Buildings Learn

What Happens After They’re Built

Stewart Brand

Penguin Books 1994




Diverse Workforce


Designing for Diversity

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the

Architectural Profession

Kathryn H. Anthony

University of Illinois 2001


The Next America

Boomers, Millennials, and the

Looming Generational Showdown

Paul Taylor

Perseus Books 2014


Building Community

A New Future for Architecture

Education and Practice

Ernest L. Boyer and Lee D. Mitgang

The Carnegie Foundation

For the Advancement of Teaching 1996


Change by Design

How Design Thinking

Transforms Organizations

And Inspires Innovation

Tim Brown with Barry Katz

Harper Collins 2009


It’s Not What You Sell,

It’s What You Stand For

Roy M. Spence, Jr.

With Haley Rushing

Portico Penguin 2009


Value Proposition Design

Alex Osterwalder et al

John Wiley & Sons 2014