What We are Reading

As I said in my last blog post, Pisces is in the midst of our first strategic planning process and as part of that, we are exploring urban sustainability. I thought others might be interested in what we are reading, since the list is based in part on recommendations from some of the top people in the field.

Canonical References:
Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change by Peter Calthorpe (2011)
Regional City by Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton (2001)

Other helpful books:
Century of the City by the Rockefeller Foundation (2008)
Growing Greener Cities edited by Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter (2008)
Sustainable Urbanism by Douglas Farr (2008)
Made for Walking by Julie Campoli (2012) – great pictures to help see what urbanism is
The Original Green: Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability by Stephen A. Mouzon (2010)

Forthcoming:
People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities by Kaid Benfield (2013)

Blogs:
Kaid Benfield and Amanda Eakin’s blogs on NRDC’s Switchboard
Atlantic Cities blog
Streetsblog
The California Planning and Development Report – for the latest issues in California

About Jennifer Kurz

Jennifer Kurz is the Climate and Energy Program Officer for the Pisces Foundation. She has worked for over 15 years on environmental and international development policy.
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