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This sequel "Design Like You Give A Damn" will be published in May. It contains over 100 projects from around the world that offer design solutions for problems ranging from shelter and disaster reconstruction to health care and cultural gathering spaces. From smog-eating concrete to a coed skate park in Afghanistan, the book highlights the work of people in the design, planning, policy and citizen communities, who are striving to make the world a safer, healthier, more sustainable place.
The Death & Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century. Compassionate, bracingly indignant, and always keenly detailed, Jane Jacobs's monumental work provides an essential framework for assessing the vitality of all cities.
"The Housing Design Handbook" by David Levitt gives you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of other UK practices, it illustrates good design principles and accumulates a wealth of knowledge in a readily accessible format for the first time.
To Read; "Design Innovation for the Built Environment" edited by Michael Hensel delivers an overview of research by design. It brings together a range of leading architects, architectural theorists, and designers, and outlines the developments in current practice from leading individuals based in the USA, UK, Australia, Japan, and Europe.