Planetizen (which, by the way, is a great resource for news, information, and job announcements for planners), has announced their annual list of the top 10 best books in the planning field. Among them are:

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities by Patrick M. Condon

The Best-Laid Plans: How Government Planning Harms Your Quality of Life, Your Pocketbook, and Your Future by Randal O’Toole

The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking by Jay Walljasper

and Visualizing Density by Julie Campoli and Alex S. MacLean

Visit the article for the full list and a description of each book. Have you read any of the chosen books? What are your favorite planning texts?

Also, for those who love reading about planning, Bluestockings Bookstore hosts a Planners Book Club every fourth Sunday of the month at 2pm. The Planners Book Club discusses built environments, urban history and planning. Its members deliberate New York City’s political, economic and physical infrastructures and include planners, geographers and activists. All interested persons are welcome. Contact for more info.