Further Reading

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1 Ideas of Nature and City Design and Development

Buy at Amazon Williams, Raymond. Keywords. Flamingo, 1983. ISBN: 9780006540212.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Lynch, Kevin. "Urban Design", and "City Design: What It Is and How It Might Be Taught." In City Sense and City Design. Edited by Banerjee and Southworth. MIT Press, 1990. [Preview with Google Books]

Cronon, William. "A Place for Stories: Nature, History, and Narrative." Journal of American History 78, no. 4 (1992): 1347–76.

Buy at Amazon Cronon, William, ed. Uncommon Ground: Toward Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. ISBN: 978-0393315110.

Buy at Amazon White, Richard. The Organic Machine: Remaking of the Columbia River. Hill and Wang, 1996. ISBN : 9780809015832.

Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. "The Authority of Nature: Conflict, Confusion, and Renewal in Design, Planning, and Ecology." In Ecology and Design: Frameworks For Learning. Edited by Bart Johnson and Kristina Hill. Island Press, 2001. ISBN : 9781559638135. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Botkin, Daniel. Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-first Century. Oxford University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780195054910.

Buy at Amazon Golley, Frank. A History of the Ecosystem Concept in Ecology: More than the Sum of the Parts. Yale University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780300066425.

Buy at Amazon Worster, Donald. Nature's Economy: The Roots of Ecology. Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1979. ISBN: 9780385143455.

Buy at Amazon Olwig, Kenneth. Nature's Ideological Landscape. George Allen and Unwin, 1984.

Buy at Amazon Glacken, Clarence. Traces on the Rhodian Shore: Nature and Culture in Western Thought from Ancient Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century. University of California Press, 1967. ISBN: 9780520032163. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Mitman, Gregg. The State of Nature: Ecology, Community and American Social Thought, 1900-1950. University Of Chicago Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780226532370.

Groenig, Gert, and Joachim Wolshke-Bulmahn. "Some Notes on the Mania for Native Plants in Germany." Landscape Journal 11 (1992): 116–22.

Buy at Amazon Williams, Raymond. The Country and the City. Oxford, 1973. ISBN: 9780701113711.

Buy at Amazon Thomas, W. L., ed. Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. University Of Chicago Press, 1956. ISBN: 9780226796031.

Buy at Amazon Melosi, Martin. The Sanitary City: Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780801861529.

Buy at Amazon Tarr, Joel. Infrastructure and Urban Growth in the Nineteenth Century. Public Works Historical Society, 1985.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Seasholes, Nancy. Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston. MIT Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780262194945. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Cronon, William. Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. W. W. Norton & Company, 1991. ISBN: 9780393029215.

Buy at Amazon Hurley, Andrew, ed. Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis. Missouri History Museum Press, 1997. ISBN: 9781883982157. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. New York Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt and Company, 1998.

Buy at Amazon Klingle, Matthew. Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle. Yale University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780300116410.

2 Urban Nature and City Design: Practice, Theory, and Tradition I

Buy at Amazon Beatley, Timothy. Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning. Island Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781597267151. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Gandy, Matthew. Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City. MIT Press, 2002.

Buy at Amazon Hough, Michael. Cities and Natural Process. Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 9780415121989.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Hester, Randolph T. Design for Ecological Democracy. MIT Press, 2006.

Buy at Amazon Hill, Kristina. "Urban Ecological Design and Urban Ecology." In Cities of the Future: Towards Integrated Sustainable Water and Landscape Management. Edited by Vladimir Novotny, and Paul Brown. IWA Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9781843391364. [Preview with Google Books]

Meyer, Elizabeth. "Sustaining Beauty. The Performance of Appearance." Journal of Landscape Architecture 3, no. 1 (2008): 6-23.

Spirn, Anne Whiston. "The Poetics of City and Nature: Toward a New Aesthetic For Urban Design." Landscape Journal 7, no. 2 (1988): 108–26.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Reclaiming Common Ground: Water, Neighborhoods, and Public Spaces." In The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy. Edited by Robert Fishman. Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780943875965. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon ———. "Urban Nature and Human Design: Renewing the Great Tradition." In Classic Readings in Urban Planning: An Introduction. Edited by Jay Stein. McGraw-Hill, 1995. ISBN: 9780070611382.

Buy at Amazon Creese, Walter. Search for Environment. Yale University Press, 1966. ISBN: 9780300003871.

Buy at Amazon Marsh, George Perkins. Man and Nature: Or Physical Geography As Modified By Human Action (1864). Kessinger Publishing, 1864. ISBN: 9781164461555. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Sutton, S. B., ed. Civilizing American Cities: Selection of Olmsted's Writings on City Landscapes. MIT Press, 1971. ISBN: 9780262190701.

Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. "Constructing Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted." In Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature. Edited by William Cronon. W. W. Norton & Company, 1995, pp. 91–113. ISBN: 9780393038729.

Buy at Amazon Geddes, Patrick. Cities in Evolution: An Introduction to the Town Planning Movement and to the Study of Civics. University of Michigan Library, 1915.

Buy at Amazon Mumford, Lewis. The Urban Prospect. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968. ISBN: 9780151931903.

Buy at Amazon McHarg, Ian. Design with Nature. Published for the American Museum of Natural, 1969.

WMRT, Comprehensive Plan for Sanibel, Florida (1974).

Juneja, Narendra, and Spirn. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Environmental Resources of the Toronto Central Waterfront." (PDF - 27.2MB) Wallace Mcharg Roberts & Todd, 1976.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Lynch, Kevin. Good City Form. MIT Press, 1981. ISBN: 9780262120852.

Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. "The Authority of Nature." In Nature and Ideology: Nature and Garden Design in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1997. ISBN: 9780884022466. [Preview with Google Books]

3 Urban Nature and City Design: "The Power of Example"

Philadelphia Water Department, Stormwater Management Guidance Manual, Version 2.1 (2011)

Spirn, Anne Whiston, and Daniel Marcucci. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Models of Success: Landscape Improvements and Community Development." (PDF - 1.56MB) The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan, 1991.

Buy at Amazon Schön, Donald. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. Basic Books, 1983. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Fogelson, Robert. The Fragmented Metropolis: Los Angeles, 1850-1930. University of California Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780520082304. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. New York Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt and Company, 1998.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Hayden, Dolores. The Power of Place: Urban Landscape as Public History. MIT Press, 1995.

Buy at Amazon Vale, Lawrence, and Thomas Campanella, eds. The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780195175837. [Preview with Google Books]

Meyer, Elizabeth. "Sustaining Beauty. The Performance of Appearance." Journal of Landscape Architecture 3, no. 1 (2008): 6–23.

Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. "Constructing Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted." In Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature. Edited by William Cronon. W. W. Norton & Company, 1995, pp. 91–113. ISBN: 9780393038729.

Buy at Amazon Fein, Albert. Landscape into Cityscape: Frederick Law Olmsted's Plans for a Greater New York City. Cornell University Press, 1968. ISBN: 9780801401251.

Buy at Amazon Baxter, Sylvester, Charles, Eliot. "Report of the Secretary." and "Report of the Landscape Architect." Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. University of Michigan Library. 1893.

Buy at Amazon Nolen, John. City Planning. D. Appleton, 1916.

Buy at Amazon Hubbard, Theodora Kimball, and Henry Vincent Hubbard. Our Cities To-Day and To-Morrow : A Survey of Planning and Zoning Progress in the United States. Harvard University Press, 1929.

Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. "McHarg, Ian, Environmentalism, and Landscape Architecture: Ideas and Methods in Context." In Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture. Edited by Michel Conan. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2001, pp. 97–114. ISBN: 9780884022787.

Buy at Amazon McHarg, Ian. Design with Nature. Published for the American Museum of Natural, 1969.

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Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. Language of Landscape. Yale University Press, 1998.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Reclaiming Common Ground: Water, Neighborhoods, and Public Spaces." In The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy. Edited by Robert Fishman. Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780943875965. [Preview with Google Books]

Spirn, Anne Whiston, and Michele Pollio. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Vacant land: A Resource for Reshaping Urban Neighborhoods." (PDF) The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan, 1991.

Spirn, Anne Whiston, and Pollio. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."This Garden Is a Town." (PDF - 1.63MB) The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan, 1990)

Spirn, Anne Whiston, and Mark Campbell. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Shaping the Block: Redesinging the Small Urban Neighborhoods." (PDF - 3.06MB) The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan, 1991.

Spirn, Anne Whiston, and Daniel Marcucci. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Models of Success: Landscape Improvements and Community Development." (PDF - 1.56MB) The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan, 1991.

Spirn, Anne Whiston, and Robert Cheetham. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."The Digital Database: Atlas and Guide." (PDF) The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan, 1996.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Hester, Randolph T. Design for Ecological Democracy. MIT Press, 2006.

McHarg, Ian. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."An Ecological Method for Landscape Architecture." (PDF - 1.23MB) Landscape Architecture (1967).

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Lynch, Kevin. "Environmental Adaptability (1958)." In City Sense and City Design: Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch. Edited by Banerjee and Southworth. MIT Press, 1990. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Lynch, Kevin. Good City Form. MIT Press, 1981. ISBN: 9780262120852.

Buy at Amazon Jakle, John, and David Wilson. Derelict Landscapes: The Wasting of America's Built Environment. Rowman and Littlefield Publication, 1992. ISBN: 9780847677368.

Buy at Amazon Bryant, Bunyan, ed. Environmental Justice: Issues, Policies, and Solutions. Island, 1995. ISBN: 978-1559634175. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Warner, Sam Bass. To Dwell Is To Garden: A History Of Boston's Community Gardens. Northeastern, 1987. ISBN: 9781555530075.

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6 Earth and Water

Buy at Amazon Leveson, David. Geology and the Urban Environment. Oxford University Press, 1980. ISBN: 9780195025781.

Buy at Amazon Leggett, R. F. Cities and Geology. McGraw-Hill, 1973. ISBN: 9780070370623.

Buy at Amazon Craul, Philip. Urban Soils in Landscape Design. Wiley, 1992. ISBN: 9780471805984. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. New York Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt and Company, 1998.

National Research Council. Urban Stormwater Management in the United States. National Academies Press, 2009.

Wescoat, James. "Waterscapes and Water-conserving Design." LA!: Journal of Indian Landscape Architecture (2009).

Buy at Amazon Dreiseitl, Herbert, and Dieter Grau, eds. New Waterscapes: Planning, Building and Designing with Water. Birkhäuser, 2005. ISBN: 9783764372453.

Buy at Amazon Novotny, Vladimir, Jack Ahern, and Paul Brown. Water-centric Sustainable Communities: Planning, Retrofitting and Building the Next Urban Environment. Wiley, 2010. ISBN: 9780470476086. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Weiskel, Peter, et al. Water Resources and the Urban Environment, Lower Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts, 1630-2005. Geological Survey (USGS) Circular 1280, 2005. ISBN: 9780607968743. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Hedeen, Stanley. The Mill Creek: An Unnatural History of an Urban Stream. Rivers Unlimited Mill Creek, 1995. ISBN: 9780964343603.

Buy at Amazon Marchione, William. The Charles: A River Transformed. Arcadia Publication, 1998. ISBN: 9780752408279.

Buy at Amazon Crouch, Dora. Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities. Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780195072808.

Buy at Amazon Blake, Nelson Manfred. Water for the Cities: A History of the Urban Water Supply Problem in the United States. Syracuse University Press, 1956.

Juneja, Narendra, and Anne Whiston Spirn. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Environmental Resources of the Toronto Central Waterfront." (PDF- 27.2MB) Wallace, Mcharg, Roberts and Todd, 1976.

Spirn, Anne Whiston. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Woodlands New Community: Guidelines for Site Planning." (PDF) Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd, 1973.

Brown, Alan Berger Casey. "A New Systemic Nature for Mussolini's Landscape Urbanism." VIA: DIRT (2009): 27–36.

Buy at Amazon Mathur, Anuradha, and Dilip da Cunha. Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary. Rupa Company, 2009. ISBN: 9788129114808.

7 Air and the Urban Biome

Buy at Amazon Landsberg, Helmut. The Urban Climate. Academic Press, 1981. ISBN: 9780123994639. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Givoni, B. Man, Climate, and Architecture. Elsevier Science Limited, 1976. ISBN: 9780853346784.

Spirn, Anne Whiston. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Air Quality at Street-Level: Strategies for Urban Design." (PDF - 3.06MB) Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1986.

Buy at Amazon Trefil, James. A Scientist in the City. Doubleday and Company, 1994.

Buy at Amazon Anderson, Edgar. Landscape Papers. Turtle Island Foundation, 1976. ISBN: 9780913666111.

Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston Urban Wilds (1976).

Buy at Amazon Olmsted, Frederick Law, and J. B. Harrison. "Observations on the Treatment of Public Plantations, More Especially Related to the Uses of the Axe." In Forty Years of Landscape Architecture: Central Park. Edited by F. L. Olmsted, and Theodora Kimball. MIT Press, 1973. ISBN: 9780262650069.

Buy at Amazon Page, Max. "Uses of the Axe." In The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940.. University Of Chicago Press, 2000, pp. 177–215. ISBN: 9780226644684.

Buy at Amazon Adams, C. E., and K. J. Lindsey. Urban Wildlife Management. CRC Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780849396458.

Buy at Amazon Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. Metropolitan Books, 1998. ISBN: 9780805051063.

Buy at Amazon Platt, R. H., and R. A. Rowntree. The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity. Edited by R. H. Platt, R. A. Rowntree, and P. C. Muick. University of Massachusetts Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780870238840. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Lynch, Kevin. Wasting Away. Sierra Club Books, 1990.

Buy at Amazon Nicholson-Lord, David. The Greening of the Cities. Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC, 1987. ISBN: 9780710213112.

Buy at Amazon Lyle, John. Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development. John Wiley, 1994. ISBN: 9780471555827.

Buy at Amazon Hough, Michael. Cities and Natural Process. Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 9780415121989.

Buy at Amazon Todd, Nancy Jack, and John Todd. From Eco-Cities to Living Machines. North Atlantic Books, 1994. ISBN: 9781556431500.

Buy at Amazon Roseland, Mark, ed. Eco-City Dimensions: Healthy Communities Healthy Planet. New Society Publication, 1997. ISBN: 9780865713529.

Tree People of Los Angeles website.

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13 Reflections: Lessons for Cities

Buy at Amazon Kingdon, John W. Agendas, Alernatives, and Public Policies. Harpercollins College Div, 1995.

Spirn, Anne Whiston, and Daniel Marcucci. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Models of Success: Landscape Improvements and Community Development." (PDF - 1.56MB) The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan, 1991.