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Use this resources and inspiration page to learn about placemaking, urban design, urban planning, economic development, regeneration and sustainability, community development and community governance and engagement.

Placemaking
Books

 

The Placemakers Guide to Building Communities
Nabeel Hamdi

Tactical Urbanism
– Mike Lydon & Anthony Garcia

The Great Neighbourhood Book: A Do-it-yourself Guide to Placemaking
– Jay Walljasper

Placemaking Fundamentals for the Built Environment
– Dominique Hes & Cristina Hernandez-Santin

Urban design and planning
Books

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
– William H Whyte

 

City: Rediscovering the Centre
– William H Whyte

 

The Death and Life of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs

 

Livable Cities Observed – Suzanna Crowhurst & Henry Lennard

 

Charter of New Urbanism – Emily Talen

 

Cities for People – Jahn Gehl

 

Cities for People Not for Profit – Neil Brenner

 

Convivial Urban Spaces – Henry Shaftoe

 

Street Reclaiming – David Engwicht

 

The Image of the City – Kevin Lynch

The Living City – Roberta Brandes Gratz

 

Dialogues in Public Art – Tom Finkelpearl

 

Creating Great Town Centres and Urban Villages – Urban Land Institute

 

Urban Design Futures – Edited by Malcolm Moor & John Rowland

 

Shopping Environments: Evolution, Planning & Design – Peter Coleman

 

The Vertical Village – MVRDV Rotterdam & The Why Factory

Economic development
Books

The Economy of Cities
– Jane Jacobs

 

The Local Economy Solution
– Michael H Shuman

 

Put Your Money Where Your Life Is – Michael H Shuman

Regeneration and Sustainability
Books

Designing Regenerative Cultures

– Daniel Christian Wahl

Videos

Regenerative Placemaking

 

Safe spaces through regenerative placemaking: Emmanuel Pratt at TEDxHarambee

Community development
Books

A Kit for Small Town Renewal – Peter Kenyon & Alan William Black

Online articles/books

“Small Town Renewal – Volume 1 – Overview and Case Studies” – Peter Kenyon and Alan Black

Community governance and engagement
Books

Getting Our Act Together: How to Harness the Power of Groups – Glen Ochre

Community life
Books

The Great Good Place
– Ray Oldenburg

 

The Village Effect: Why Face-to-Face Contact Matters
– Susan Pinker

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"Power to the people – unleash their creative potential"
– Gilbert Rochecouste 

 

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