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12 Best Urban Planning Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Urban Planning books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best urban planning books" into our search engine and study the top 6+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  2. 2
    The Power Broker
  3. 3
    Happy City
  4. 5
    The Image of the City
    A Pattern Language
  6. 8
    The Works
  7. 10
    Cities for People
  8. 11
    The High Cost of Free Parking
  9. 12
    Great Streets

    Great Streets

    Allan B. Jacobs


  • How was this Urban Planning books list created?

    We searched for 'best Urban Planning books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Urban Planning books are in this list?

    There are 12 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Urban Planning books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Urban Planning books on the internet.

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