Brent's Recommended List

BUSINESS & MANAGMENT

            of your growing firm. Ashburn, Virginia: Gazelles, Inc.

  • Harnish, V., (2014), Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make it … and Why the Rest Don’t

            Ashburn, Virginia: Gazelles, Inc.

SOCIAL INSTITUTIONAL ENGAGEMENT

            Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation, New York: Public Affairs

            Kalamazoo and Beyond, Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse

            Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press

SMART CITIES & TECHNOLOGY

  • Townsend, A. M., (2013), Smart Cities: big data, civic hackers, and the quest for a new utopia,

            New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

HISTORICAL CITY PLANNING

            Study of Civics, London: Forgotten Books

            Massachusetts: The MIT Press

CONTRARIAN VIEW

            (5th edition),

            and Democracy,

            House Trade Paperbacks

FOCUSED PLANNING MINDSET

  • Collins, J. & Hansen, M. T., (2011), Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why

            some thrive despite them all, New York: HarperCollins Publishers

            Leading, and Sustained Individual Success, New York: Free Press

  • Connors, R., Smith, T., & Hickman, C., (2004), The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through

             Individual and Organizational Accountability, New York: Penguin Group

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PLACEMAKING WORKS

            Companies Thrive in a Customer-Drive World, Boston: Harvard Business Review Press

LOCAL PLANS – TRI-COUNTY REGION

            Commission

            Avenue/Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan: Tri-County Regional Planning

            Commission

            Michigan: Michigan State University Press

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IDEOLOGIES

            Zurich, Switzerland: Lars Muller Publishers

            and transformed the American City, New York: The Random House Publishing Group

  • Jacobs, J., (2017) Vital Little Plans: the short works of Jane Jacobs, (Edited by Zipp, S. & Storring, N.),

            London: Short Books Ltd.

            Oxford University Press

SMART GROWTH

  • Speck, J., (2012), Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, New

            York: North Point Press

  • Schwartz, S. I., (with Rosen, W.), (2015), Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars,

            New York: Public Affairs

CITIES HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

            York: Harcourt Publishing Company

SMART GROWTH PLANNING

            Hill

            for Planning and Zoning, Smart Code: Version 9.2, The Town Paper Publisher

            Planning, New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.

SOCIAL INEQUALITY

  • Shapiro, T. M., (2017), Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens

            the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future, New York: Basic Books

            Racial Justice Movement, New York: Little, Brown and Company

  • Rothstein, R., The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated

            America, New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation

BASIC ARCHITECTURE 101

            Architectural Press.

PLACEMAKING

            Great Communities, Ann Arbor, Michigan: The Michigan Municipal League

EXAMPLES

            American City, New York, Abrams

JAN GEHL'S CITIES FOR PEOPLE RESOURCES

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