Best Ever Transportation and Urban Design Books

The following books, which are not in order of importance, are the best-ever books I have ever read in my several decades of academic and professional work in town and transportation planning.

  • The High Cost of Free Parking, by Donald Shoup (2005)
  • Suburban Nation, by Duany, Plater-Zyberk, Speck (2010)hi
  • Home From Nowhere, by James Howard Kunstler (1998)
  • The Great Good Place, by Ray Oldenburg (1991)
  • Walkable City, by Jeff Speck (2013)
  • Cities in Full, by Steve Belmont (2002)
  • Cities and Automobile Dependence, by Paul Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy (1989)
  • Stuck in Traffic, by Anthony Downs (1992)
  • The Car and the City, by Alan Durning (1996)
  • Zoned Out: Regulations, Markets, Transportation, by Jonathan Levine (2006)
  • Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City, by Peter Norton (2008).
  • The Rise of the Creative Class, by Richard Florida (2002)
  • Green Metropolis, by David Owen (2009)
  • Asphalt Nation, by Jane Holtz Kay (1997)
  • Street Design, by Dover and Massengale (2013)
  • Trees in Urban Design, by Henry Arnold (1993)



About Dom Nozzi

Urban designer, Complete Streets instructor, smart growth specialist, town planner, walkable & bikeable streets & trails specialist, writer, editor, speaker, world adventurer, skier, kayaker, SCUBA diver, bicyclist, hiker, dancer, book reader, urbanist. Make my own beer, wine, pasta, bread. Live by the motto that it is the things we do NOT do that we later regret. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.
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