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The Global Grid’s Holiday Book List – 2017/2018 Winter Edition

by Sarah Essbai

Holidays are for family, friends, good food, getaways and postponed reading in our favorite nooks. At The Global Grid, the holidays have always been the occasion to review and update our books-to-read (or re-read) list. ... Read article

Book Review of “Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space” by Charles R. Wolfe

by Karsen Maruca

As urban populations skyrocket across the globe and the trend of migration from rural regions to big cities only intensifies, the everyday person is becoming more concerned with how the qualities of their urban environme... Read article

Book Review of “The Robotic Touch: How Robots Change Architecture”

by Erman Eruz

In a General Electric commercial, they present their vision of the future of work, a future where human-driven design is assisted by machines. The main actors of the commercial are 3-D printers and industrial robots, sug... Read article

Nature as the Textbook: A Review of Nelson’s Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms

by Lynn Coppedge

“By suggestion and example, I believe children can be helped to hear the many voices about them. Take time to listen and talk about the voices of the earth and what they mean—the majestic voice of thunder, the winds,... Read article

Book Review of “Spectacular Vernacular: London’s 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings” by David Long

by Sarah Essbai

In "Spectacular Vernacular: London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings," David Long takes the reader through central London to discover its least known, yet extraordinary buildings. As disclosed in the book's introduction... Read article

The Costs of Not Implementing Green Logistics: A Book Review

by Dan Malo

Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics (2nd edition, Kogan Page), by Alan C. McKinnon et. al, is a 2013 publication covering the best green-practices in supply-chain management.   Lea... Read article

Book Review of “Reclaiming Our Food” by Tanya Denckla Cobb

by Sarah Thomas

Tanya Denckla Cobb’s latest book, "Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat," provides a practical guide for anyone looking to get involved in the local foods movement. Cobb uses h... Read article

“Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London’s 100 Strangest Places” Book Review

by Alexandra Serbana

Henry James wrote “London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy … it is only magnificent.” David Long found it appropriate to cite this quote in the introduction of his book Tunnels, T... Read article

Book Review of “Happy City: Transforming our Lives through Urban Design” by Charles Montgomery

by Katelyn Hewett

"Happy City: Transforming our Lives through Urban Design" by Charles Montgomery is the theoretical exploration of what it would mean to create an environmentally-friendly, socially just, aesthetically pleasing, and effic... Read article

Book Review: “The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design”

by Bora Mici

Anthony Denzer's 250+ page book The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design, published by Rizzoli, is a study of the evolution of solar design from the 1930's onward. Dispelling the notion that solar design is a thing... Read article

Book Review of “Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City” by Bradley Garrett

by Christine Cepelak

"There is a feeling among many people that the city is built for others, that we may look at it but may not touch it, the spatial equivalent of an artifact in a glass case in a museum." "Explore Everything: Place-Hackin... Read article

Book Review of “The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t” by Alexander Garvin

by Lynn Coppedge

As cities grow and redevelop, community leaders are constantly imagining new ideas to improve their businesses and neighborhoods. But who is keeping track of all these new sustainability programs, zoning policies, and pr... Read article

Book Review of “Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution” by David Harvey

by Christine Cepelak

David Harvey is unabashedly political in his book "Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution," published in 2012. He roots urban planning firmly in the realm of human rights and draws a distinct ‘l... Read article